Thoroughly screening patients with psychiatric disorders for medical conditions will facilitate early treatment, thereby reducing premature mortality.
A population-based cohort was conducted involving 5,946,800 patients (age range, 7-52 years) with psychiatric disorders and/or medical conditions.
The primary outcome was years of life lost.
The mean mortality rate ratio (MRR) for patients with psychiatric disorders and co-morbid medical conditions was 5.90 and the reduction in life expectancy was 11.35 years.
The MMR for co-morbid neurologic and hematologic conditions, and cancer were 1.22, 2.67, and 4.07, respectively.