Severe mental illness and mortality of hospitalized ACS patients in the VHA

  title={Severe mental illness and mortality of hospitalized ACS patients in the VHA},
  author={Mary Plomondon and P. Michael Ho and Li Wang and Gwendolyn T Greiner and James Shore and Joseph T. Sakai and Stephan D. Fihn and John Rumsfeld},
  journal={BMC Health Services Research},
  pages={146 - 146}
BACKGROUND Severe mental illness (SMI) has been associated with more medical co-morbidity and less cardiovascular procedure use for older patients with myocardial infarction. However, it is unknown whether SMI is associated with increased long term mortality risk among patients presenting with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). We tested the hypothesis that SMI is associated with higher one-year mortality following ACS hospitalization. METHODS All ACS patients (n = 14,194) presenting to Veterans… CONTINUE READING


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