Using new linked data to examine quality of primary care for patients with serious mental illness

Posted on 1 March 2018

Professor Rowena Jacobs in an interview with the NIHR

GP talking to patient

Patients with serious mental illness have higher levels of morbidity and physical illness and a shorter life expectancy compared to the rest of the population. For these patients, GP practices are an important and significant point of care. Professor Rowena Jacobs, explains in an interview with the NIHR how this study is for the first time ever bringing together data from a range of sources to identify ways of improving the quality of primary care for these patients and the impact such improvements are likely to have not just on the individuals but on NHS services. She talks about both the challenges and benefits of using a study design that utilizes linked observational data.  

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