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The TAPS Project. 11: The Selection of Patients for Reprovision

  • David Jones (a1)

Abstract

The selection of patients for community reprovision during the first three years of an active closure programme at two large mental hospitals in the North East Thames Regional Health Authority was studied. It was found that a strong selection bias was operating: the patients selected were significantly younger, had spent less time in full-time psychiatric care, were less likely to have a diagnosis of schizophrenia, had larger social networks, and were more likely to want to leave hospital.

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The TAPS Project. 11: The Selection of Patients for Reprovision

  • David Jones (a1)
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