Outcomes of Nordic mental health systems: life expectancy of patients with mental disorders

@article{Wahlbeck2011OutcomesON,
  title={Outcomes of Nordic mental health systems: life expectancy of patients with mental disorders},
  author={K. Wahlbeck and J. Westman and M. Nordentoft and M. Gissler and T. Laursen},
  journal={British Journal of Psychiatry},
  year={2011},
  volume={199},
  pages={453 - 458}
}
Background People with mental disorders evince excess mortality due to natural and unnatural deaths. The relative life expectancy of people with mental disorders is a proxy measure of effectiveness of social policy and health service provision. Aims To evaluate trends in health outcomes of people with serious mental disorders. Method We examined nationwide 5-year consecutive cohorts of people admitted to hospital for mental disorders in Denmark, Finland and Sweden in 1987–2006. In each country… Expand
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