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Closing the mortality gap for severe mental illness: Are we going in the right direction?

  • Najma Siddiqi (a1), Tim Doran (a2), Stephanie L. Prady (a2) and Johanna Taylor (a2)
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In this editorial, we discuss a UK-based cohort study examining the mortality gap for people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder from 2000 to 2014. There have been concerted efforts to improve physical and mental healthcare for this population in recent decades. Have these initiatives reduced mortality and ‘closed the gap’?

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Najma Siddiqi, Hull York Medical School, Department of Health Sciences, University of York, Heslington YO10 5DD, UK. Email: najma.siddiqi@york.ac.uk
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See pp. 175–181, this issue.

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Closing the mortality gap for severe mental illness: Are we going in the right direction?

  • Najma Siddiqi (a1), Tim Doran (a2), Stephanie L. Prady (a2) and Johanna Taylor (a2)
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