Physical health and multimorbidity in people with severe mental illness and impact on secondary care utilisation

PROJECT STATUS: Ongoing
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START DATE AND DURATION: October 2019
Summary

People with severe mental illness (SMI) are at an increased risk of physical health conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes. The combined burden of physical and mental health diagnoses means people with SMI are potential high-frequency users of emergency hospital care.

Linking routine GP and hospital data, this project aims to characterise the physical health of people with SMI, compared to people without SMI, and investigate multimorbidity in this population. The project will then explore patterns of hospital use in people with SMI and drivers for high-frequency hospital use in this population.

Partners & Collaborators

University College London (UCL)

Lead Investigator
Naomi Launders (UCL)
Investigating Team
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