Mortality of Finnish acute psychiatric hospital patients

@article{HeidiHonkonen2008MortalityOF,
  title={Mortality of Finnish acute psychiatric hospital patients},
  author={BM HeidiHonkonen and Aino Mattila and PhD Klaus Lehtinen and Teemu Elo and Riina Haataja MSc and PhD Matti Joukamaa},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={43},
  pages={660-666}
}
The mortality of psychiatric patients is higher than that of the general population. Earlier studies have typically focused on specific diagnostic categories or causes of death. The aim of this study was to assess the overall mortality in acute psychiatric hospital patients covering all diagnostic groups, with special emphasis on substance abuse. The sample consisted of all 18–64-year old patients (n = 3,835) treated or evaluated in the acute wards of the Department of Psychiatry at Tampere… CONTINUE READING

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