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Mental ill health and hospital use

People with mental ill health often also have long-term physical health conditions, which contribute to higher rates of premature mortality, in particular among people with serious mental illness. Our new report, People with mental ill health and hospital use, provides the first look at how these differences are reflected in hospital care. By comparing how people with and without mental ill health use hospital services, particularly focusing on support for physical health needs, our new research uncovers some striking disparities.

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What can hospital data tell us about how people with mental ill health use hospital services? See an online overview of our research or download the PDF.

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Key findings from our study of planned and emergency inpatient admissions, outpatient admissions and A&E attendances for people with mental ill health.

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People with mental ill health had almost five times more emergency hospital admissions last year relative to people without.
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Mental and physical health are inseparably linked - researcher Holly Dorning explores consider the impact of treatment them in isolation.
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Inspiring work with West London’s mental health patients illustrates the potential for high quality physical health care for everyone with a mental health problem.
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Dr Geraldine Strathdee, National Clinical Director for Mental Health, NHS England - image
What are the barriers to accessing physical healthcare for people with mental ill health?
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How does hospital use among people with mental ill health differ from the general population? Our forthcoming research explores disparities in hospital use for physical healthcare.