Study: Schizophrenia patients more likely to die in nursing home

07/11/2013 | MedWire News (U.K.)

A population-based study of schizophrenia patients found 29.7% died in nursing homes and 55.5% died in hospitals, compared with rates of 13.9% and 70.5%, respectively, for other patients. "For patients with schizophrenia, disease-driven palliation needs and where they die needs to be examined," researchers from the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy wrote in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

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