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Accumulating long-stay in-patients in Salford: monitoring further progress

  • T. Fryers (a1)

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Data derived from a psychiatric case-register are presented on the accumulation of new long-stay cases in Salford from 1967 to 1976. The analysis supports the general decline reported in an earlier shorter-term study except for the over 65s, where the trend was reversed. The implications of the findings are discussed.

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1Address for correspondence: Dr T. Fryers, Department of Community Medicine, University of Manchester, Stopford Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M 13 9PT.

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