MNCLHD

MNCLHD

23 March 2017

Excess mortality in persons with severe mental disorders

Excess mortality in persons and populations with severe mental disorders remains an important global public health problem. Persons with SMD represent a vulnerable group with many health care needs. Despite known risk factors for premature mortality, evidence for effective interventions in persons with SMD is limited.

In this paper, a forum in collaboration with WHO  proposed and described models to better understand the complex relationships among risk factors and correlates of mortality, and to conceptualize interventions at the individual, health system and socio-environmental levels. These models  outlined  key action points for clinical practice, policy and research agendas to move towards health equity for those with SMD.

Lui, Nancy H. [et al] (2017). Excess mortality in persons with severe mental disorders: a multilevel intervention framework and priorities for clinical practice, policy and research agendas.World Psychiatry, 16(1), 30-40.
Forum – The Need for a Comprehensive Approach to Excess Mortality in Persons with Severe Mental Disorders (in collaboration with the World Health Organization)

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