Research and analysis

Severe mental illness (SMI) and physical health inequalities

Comparing physical health conditions between people with SMI and the general population by age, sex and deprivation using primary care data.


Severe mental illness (SMI) and physical health inequalities: briefing

Severe mental illness (SMI) and physical health inequalities: technical supplement

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This analysis compares the prevalence of physical health conditions in patients with SMI and all patients (England May 2018) using data from the Health Improvement Network’s general practice database.

The briefing provides details on:

  • background to this analysis
  • key results from the analysis
  • discussion of the findings
  • conclusions that includes use of report findings and next steps

The technical document:

  • explains how the prevalence was calculated and how comparison was carried out
  • provides detail on the strengths and limitations of the methods used
  • offers basis for similar local analysis where local primary care data is available
Published 27 September 2018