1.The psychiatric service - planning for the future: report by a study group on the development of the psychiatric services. Dublin: The Stationery Office, 1984.
2.Markus, E, Blenkner, M, Bloom, M, Downs, T. The impact of relocation upon mortality rates of institutionalised aged persons. J Gerontol 1971; 26: 537–41.
3.Demick, J, Wapner, S. Effects of environmental relocation on members of a psychiatric therapeutic community. J Abnorm Psychol 1980; 89: 444–52.
4.Morris, RK, Bowie, PC, Spencer, PV. The mortality of long-stay patients following interhospital relocation. Br J Psychiatry 1988; 152: 705–6.
5.Kelly, GR. Minimising the adverse effects of mass relocation among chronic psychiatric inpatients. Hosp Community Psychiatry 1983; 34: 150–4.
6.Nirenberg, TD. Relocation of institutionalised elderly. J Consult Clin Psychol 1983; 51: 693–701.
7.Zlotowski, M, Cohen, D. Effects of environmental change upon behaviour of hospitalised schizophrenic patients. J Clin Psychol 1968; 24: 470–5.
8.Pryce, IG. The effects of social changes in chronic schizophrenia: a study of forty patients transferred from hospital to residential home. Psychol Med 1977; 7: 127–39.
9.Brown, GW, Birley, JL. Crises and life changes and the onset of schizophrenia. J Health Soc Behav 1968; 9: 203–14.
10.Schulz, R, Brenner, G. Relocation of the aged: a review and theoretical analysis. J Geront 1977; 32: 323–33.
11.Chong, LS, Abbott, PM. Relocation of long-stay general psychiatric in-patients. Psychol Bull 1992; 16: 22.
12.Barrington, L, Burke, JL, LaFave, HG. Mass transfer of two wards of chronic mental patients. Psychiatr Q 1962; 36: 286–95.
13.Lieberman, M, Tobin, S, Slover, D. The effects of relocation on long-term geriatric patients. Illinois Dept of Health Committee on Human Development, Univ Chicago, Final Report. Project 1971; 17: 1328.
14.Wing, JK, Brown, GW. Institutionalism and schizophrenia. London: Cambridge University Press, 1970.
15.Pryce, IG, Griffiths, RD, Gentry, RM, Hughes, ICT, Montague, LR, Watkins, SE, et al:The nature and severity of disabilities in long stay psychiatric in patients in South Glamorgan. Br J Psychiatry 1991; 158: 817–21.
16.Wykes, T, Sturt, E. The measurement of social behaviour in psychiatric patients: an assessment of the reliability and validity of the SBS schedule. Br J Psychiatry 1986; 148: 1–11.
17.Krawieeka, M, Goldberg, D, Vaughan, M. A standardised psychiatric assessment scale for rating chronic psychotic patients. Acta Psychiatr Scand 1977; 55: 299–308.
18.Modestin, J, Frohlicher, P, Battegay, CH, Alberti, L. Impact of decisive changes in the clinical milieu on chronic psychiatric inpatients. Soc Psychiatry 1982; 17: 143–8.
19.Markson, E, Cumming, J. A strategy of necessary mass transfer and its impact on patient mortality. J Geront 1974; 29: 315–21.
20.Heller, T. The effects of involuntary residential relocation; a review. Am J Community Psychol 1982; 10: 471–92.
21.Forttrell, E. Violent behavour by psychiatric patients. Br J Hosp Med 1981; 25: 28–36.