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Effects of care models to improve general medical outcomes for individuals with serious mental illness

Bradford, Daniel W
Slubicki, Monica N
Avishek, Nagi
Wing, Liz
Williams, John W, Jr
United States Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Service
Effects of care models to improve general medical outcomes for individuals with serious mental illnessĀ [electronic resource] / prepared for Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Health Services Research & Development Service ; prepared by Evidence-based Synthesis Program (ESP) Center, Durham Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, John W. Williams, director ; investigators, principal investigator, Daniel W Bradford ; co-investigators, Monica N Slubicki ... [et al.] ; research associate, Avishek Nagi ; medical editor, Liz Wing.
Evidence-based synthesis program
Country of Publication:
United States
[Washington, D.C.] : Dept. of Veterans Affairs, [2011]
1 online resource (1 PDF file (iii, 60 p.)) : ill.
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Individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) have shortened life expectancies relative to the general population to an extent that is not explained by unnatural causes such as suicide or accidents. Numerous studies show higher rates of acute and chronic illnesses, lower quality general medical care and worse outcomes in individuals with SMI. The issues that influence general medical outcomes for individuals with SMI are complex and overlapping and likely vary by disease state. Relevant factors can be categorized to include population characteristics, contextual and system factors, provider factors, and community resources. Interventions aimed at improving general medical outcomes in this population could be directed at any one, or several, of these factors. The organization of service delivery for individuals with SMI may be the most modifiable of the many factors that impact general medical outcomes in this population. In this review, we sought to evaluate models of care designed to improve general medical outcomes among individuals with SMI.
Chronic Disease
Health Services Research
Mental Disorders/therapy*
Mental Health Services
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Publication Type(s):
"September 2011."
Includes bibliographical references.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on Feb. 22, 2013).
101595724 [Electronic Resource]

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