Primary care quality for people with serious mental illness

Project specs

Format

2D

Contact

Rowena Jacobs

Country

UK

Funding agency

National Institute for Health Research

Length

03:00

Summary

Serve mental ill health, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, can have a devastating impact on individuals and their families. If people with serve mental ill health receive high quality primary care from their doctors, they may live longer and be in better health. The present study found that patients who received a care plan, an annual physical review and continuity of care, had fewer unplanned hospital admissions, A&E attendances, and lower healthcare costs to the NHS.

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