BACKGROUND: People with severe mental illness have a higher risk than others of some physical diseases. The risk of pneumococcal disease in people with mental disorders is unknown. This is potentially important because vaccines against the pneumococcus are available. METHODS: We used two datasets of linked hospital admission and death records, the Oxford Record Linkage Study and all-England linked Hospital Episode Statistics, to estimate the risk of lobar pneumonia and other pneumococcal dis...Expand abstract
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Risk of pneumonia and pneumococcal disease in people with severe mental illness: English record linkage studies.
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