OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the mortality gap has reduced in recent years between people with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder and the general population. DESIGN: Record linkage study. SETTING: English hospital episode statistics and death registration data for patients discharged 1999-2006. PARTICIPANTS: People discharged from inpatient care with a diagnosis of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, followed for a year after discharge. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Age standardised mortality ra...Expand abstract
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Mortality after hospital discharge for people with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder: retrospective study of linked English hospital episode statistics, 1999-2006.
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