The gap in life expectancy from preventable physical illness in psychiatric patients in Western Australia: retrospective analysis of population based registers

@inproceedings{Lawrence2013TheGI,
  title={The gap in life expectancy from preventable physical illness in psychiatric patients in Western Australia: retrospective analysis of population based registers},
  author={David M Lawrence and Kirsten J. Hancock and Steve Kisely},
  booktitle={BMJ},
  year={2013}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the mortality experience of psychiatric patients in Western Australia compared with the general population. DESIGN Population based study. SETTING Western Australia, 1985-2005. PARTICIPANTS Psychiatric patients (292,585) registered with mental health services in Western Australia. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Trends in life expectancy for psychiatric patients compared with the Western Australian population and causes of excess mortality, including physical health… CONTINUE READING
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