Cancer mortality in patients with schizophrenia: systematic review and meta-analysis

The British Journal of Psychiatry
Jul 2017, 211 (1) 7-13; DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.116.195776
Chuanjun Zhuo, Ran Tao, Ronghuan Jiang, Xiaodong Lin, Mingjing Shao

Previous studies have reported conflicting results on the association between schizophrenia and cancer mortality.

To summarise available evidence and quantify the association between schizophrenia and cancer mortality using meta-analysis.

We systematically searched literature in the PubMed and Embase databases. Risk estimates and 95% confidence intervals reported in individual studies were pooled using the DerSimonian–Laird random-effects model.

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