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Acute in-patient psychiatry: service improvement – the time is now

  • Maureen McGeorge (a1) and Malcolm Rae (a2)
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Psychiatric in-patient care is perhaps the component of mental health services that service users are most critical about. This, coupled with a growing awareness of the close association between quality and safety in this setting, has led to a recent flurry of national initiatives. These can be broadly grouped into those that have described the problems facing in-patient services and suggested some of the underlying causes, and those that are attempting to address these.

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BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
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Acute in-patient psychiatry: service improvement – the time is now

  • Maureen McGeorge (a1) and Malcolm Rae (a2)
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