Injury Risk Increased in Patients With Serious Mental Illnesses

MedWire News: People with serious mental illnesses are significantly more likely to experience injuries than the general population, US study results show.

In a 7-year study of 6234 Medicaid recipients with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or other serious mental illnesses, the researchers found that the incidence of injuries requiring a visit to the emergency department or hospital admittance was 80% higher than in the general population.  Read Full Article.