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Improving the physical health of long-stay psychiatric in-patients

  • Irene Cormac, David Martin and Michael Ferriter

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Research evidence has shown that morbidity and mortality rates are higher in psychiatric patients than in the general population. This article describes factors that affect the physical health of psychiatric patients living in institutions and the steps that can be taken to review, monitor and improve their physical health. The physical health care of long-stay patients should reach the same standards as those expected in the general population.

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