Mortality from eating disorders--a 5- to 10-year record linkage study.

  title={Mortality from eating disorders--a 5- to 10-year record linkage study.},
  author={Scott J Crow and B Praus and Paul D. Thuras},
  journal={The International journal of eating disorders},
  volume={26 1},
PURPOSE Previous research has found elevated mortality rates from anorexia nervosa (AN) and perhaps bulimia nervosa (BN). This study was performed using computerized record linkage to examine mortality rates in a cohort of patients with eating disorder (ED) diagnoses seen in an emergency room (ER) by a psychiatry service. METHODS ER records were retrieved for 122 consecutive ED patients seen over a 5-year period from 1985 to 1990. Demographic data, identifiers including social security number… CONTINUE READING
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