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A missing link in mental health care

Written by Jenny Straiton (Assistant Editor)

mental health diagnoses

Researchers are calling for increased sharing of data between health services after study finds hospitals miss over one-quarter of mental health diagnoses. A recent study led by a team of researchers from University College London (UCL; UK) has found that a diagnosis of a severe mental health disorder can be missed in more than one-quarter of cases when patients have been hospitalized for other conditions. The study involved 13,786 adults who had previously been diagnosed with a severe mental health disorder, such as bipolar or schizophrenia. For each case, any hospital admission for a physical health issue between 2006 to...

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