Years of potential life lost and life expectancy in schizophrenia: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Hjorthj2017YearsOP,
  title={Years of potential life lost and life expectancy in schizophrenia: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Carsten Rygaard Hjorth\oj and Anne Emilie St{\"u}rup and J J Mcgrath and Merete Nordentoft},
  journal={The lancet. Psychiatry},
  year={2017},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={295-301}
}
BACKGROUND Several studies and meta-analyses have shown that mortality in people with schizophrenia is higher than that in the general population but have used relative measures, such as standardised mortality ratios. We did a systematic review and meta-analysis to estimate years of potential life lost and life expectancy in schizophrenia, which are more direct, absolute measures of increased mortality. METHODS We searched MEDLINE, PsycINFO, Embase, Cinahl, and Web of Science for published… CONTINUE READING