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Closing the mortality gap for severe mental illness: Are we going in the right direction?

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JournalBritish Journal of Psychiatry
DateAccepted/In press - 14 Jul 2017
DatePublished (current) - 1 Sep 2017
Issue number3
Number of pages2
Pages (from-to)130-131
Original languageEnglish


In this editorial, we discuss a UK-based cohort study examining the mortality gap for people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder from 2000 to 2014. There have been concerted efforts to improve physical and mental healthcare for this population in recent decades. Have these initiatives reduced mortality and ‘closed the gap’?

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