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Individuals with severe mental illness have increased rates of physical health problems and reduced life expectancy. As a vulnerable population, they have been identified as needing increased physical health monitoring and treatment. The first of two Cochrane reviews considered here assessed the evidence for the benefit of monitoring but found no studies that could be included. The second reviewed the evidence for provision of general physical healthcare advice. Although the results were suggestive of benefit, the evidence, where available, was of poor quality. These reviews highlight an important area for future research to evaluate the relative health and cost benefits of different types of intervention.

Original publication

DOI

10.1192/apt.21.2.75

Type

Journal article

Journal

BJ Psych Advances

Publication Date

01/01/2015

Volume

21

Pages

75 - 77