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New research project to examine primary health care for people with mental illness – News-Medical.net

For those living with serious mental illness, ensuring primary care providers do not overlook their chronic health problems is essential because hospitalization…

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 5 2020
For those living with serious mental illness, ensuring primary care providers do not overlook their chronic health problems is essential because hospitalization and, even, death from chronic health issues is a real risk. In fact, people with serious mental illness live lives that are 30% shorter than the rest of the population.
A uOttawa-led research project titled “Primary Care for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness” is receiving nearly $1 mil…

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