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Cancer survival in the context of mental illness: A national cohort study

NZ Literature Abstract

posted by WM Admin on 16 June 2015

Authors

Ruth Cunningham
Diana Sarfati
James Stanley
Debbie Peterson
Sunny Collings

Year of Publication

2015

Source

General Hospital Psychiatry, 10 June [Epub before print]

Publication Type

Journal article (peer reviewed)

Publication Status

Completed

Abstract

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

Quantitative

How to Access

To read the full abstract, and for information on how to access the full text, go to: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2015.06.003 or contact your DHB library, or organisational or local library for assistance.