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Cause-specific life-years lost in people with mental disorders: a nationwide, register-based cohort study

Erlangsen, Annette; Andersen, Per; Toender, Anita; Laursen, Thomas; Nordentoft, Merete; Canudas Romo, Vladimir


Background: People with mental disorders have higher mortality rates than the general population and more detailed estimates of mortality differences are needed to address this public health issue. We aimed to assess whether differences in cause-specific mortality between people with and without mental disorders have changed between 1995 and 2014 by quantifying life-years lost and assessing differences over time. Methods: Using a cohort design, we linked nationwide population data from the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: The Lancet Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1016/S2215-0366(17)30429-7


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