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Report calls for mental health to have parity with physical health

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 25 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1973
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

A report from the Royal College of Psychiatrists calls for parity between mental health and physical health—with equivalent levels of access to treatment and agreed standards on waiting times and crisis care.1

It points out that people with a severe mental illness have a reduction in life expectancy of between 15 and 20 years. …

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