Cancer survival in the context of mental illness: A national cohort study
posted by WM Admin on 16 June 2015
Year of Publication
General Hospital Psychiatry, 10 June [Epub before print]
Journal article (peer reviewed)
The authors use New Zealand cancer registration and psychiatric hospitalisation data to explore the reasons for worse cancer survival in people with experience of mental illness. They conclude from their analysis that "the high burden of physical disease and delayed cancer diagnosis in those with psychotic disorders contribute to worse cancer survival in NZ psychiatric service users".
Type of Study
How to Access
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