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Cause-specific life years lost among persons diagnosed with schizophrenia: Is it getting better or worse?

Laursen, Thomas; Plana-Ripoll, Oleguer; Andersen, Per Kragh; McGrath, John J.; Toender, Anita; Nordentoft, Merete; Canudas Romo, Vladimir; Erlangsen, Annette


Background People with schizophrenia have an increased risk of premature mortality compared to the general population. We aimed to quantify which types of causes of death contributed to the excess mortality, and to examine whether there has been an increase in the excess mortality among persons with schizophrenia in the period 1995 to 2015. Method We used a cohort design including the entire Danish population. We calculated life years lost of the cohort members compared to a set...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018-11-13
Type: Journal article
Source: Schizophrenia Research
DOI: 10.1016/j.schres.2018.11.003


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