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dc.contributor.authorClarke, Martin
dc.contributor.authorDuggan, Conor
dc.contributor.authorHollin, Clive R.
dc.contributor.authorHuband, Nick
dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, Lucy
dc.contributor.authorDavies, Steffan
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-29T13:16:49Z
dc.date.available2017-09-29T13:16:49Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationClarke, M., Duggan, C., Hollin, C. R., Huband, N., McCarthy, L. & Davies, S. (2013). Readmission after discharge from a medium secure unit. The Psychiatrist, 37 (4), pp.124-129.
dc.identifier.other10.1192/pb.bp.112.039289
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12904/11434
dc.description.abstractAims and method We examined readmission to psychiatric hospital of 550 patients discharged from one medium secure unit over 20 years. Multiple sources were used to obtain readmission data. Results Readmission was common, particularly to non-secure psychiatric hospitals. At least 339 patients (61.6%) were readmitted to any psychiatric hospital (mean follow-up 9.5 years), with over a third (37.6%) subsequently being readmitted to medium- or high-security or both. Of those discharged directly to the community, having previous in-patient treatment and a Mental Health Act classification of mental illness were associated with shorter time to first readmission. Clinical implications The long-standing nature of disorders is evident in the high rates of readmission overall and the need for readmission to medium and high secure services, suggesting that these patients require long-term follow-up and support from mental health services.
dc.description.urihttps://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/the-psychiatrist/article/readmission-after-discharge-from-a-medium-secure-unit/AC4F48BC2623B7A29C55A15F7601E4FC
dc.subjectMedium security facilities
dc.subjectPatient readmission
dc.subjectPsychiatric hospitals
dc.titleReadmission after discharge from a medium secure unit
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