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Beyond mental hospital sites

  • Mabel Tannahill (a1), Greg Wilkinson (a1) and Peter Higson (a2)
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Professor R. G. Priest and Dr K. A. Day have prepared a discussion document on the future of mental hospital sites on behalf of the Public Policy Committee (Psychiatric Bulletin, April 1990, 14, 245–248), and may be complimented for stating their views in such detail.

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Appendix
Illustrative references
Acute psychiatry
Fenton, F. R., Tessier, L., Contandriopoulos, A., Nguyen, H. & Struening, E. L. (1982) A comparative trial of home and hospital psychiatric treatment: financial costs. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 27, 177187.
Hoult, J., Reynolds, I., Charbonneau-Powis, M., Weekes, P. & Briggs, J. (1983) Psychiatric hospital versus community treatment: the results of a randomised trial. Australia and New Zealand Journal of Medicine, 17, 160167.
Weisbrod, B. A., Test, M. A. & Stein, L. I. (1980) Alternative to mental hospital treatment: II. economic benefit–cost analysis. Archives of General Psychiatry, 37, 400405.
Long-term mental disorder
Falloon, I. R. H., Boyd, I. L., McGill, C. W., Razani, J., Moss, H. B. & Gilderman, A. M. (1982) Family management in the prevention of exacerbations of schizophrenia. New England Journal of Medicine, 306, 13371340.
Leff, J., Kuipers, L., Berkowitz, R., Eberlein-Vries, R. & Sturgeon, D. (1982) A controlled trial of social intervention in the families of schizophrenic patients. British Journal of Psychiatry, 141, 121134.
Day care
Dick, P., Cameron, L., Cohen, D., Barlow, N. & Ince, A. (1985) Day and full-time treatment: a controlled comparison. British Journal of Psychiatry, 147, 246249.
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Substance misuse
Edwards, G., Orford, J., Egert, S. et al. (1977) Alcoholism: a controlled trial of ‘treatment’ and ‘advice’. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 38, 10041031.
Primary care
Marks, I. (1985) Controlled trial of psychiatric nurse therapists in primary care. British Medical Journal, 290, 11811184.
Paykel, E. S., Mangen, S. P., Griffith, J. H. & Burns, T. P. (1982) Community psychiatric nursing for neurotic patients: a controlled trial. British Journal of Psychiatry, 140, 573581.
Tyrer, P., Seivewright, N. & Wollerton, S. (1984) General practice psychiatric clinics: impact on psychiatric services. British Journal of Psychiatry, 145, 1519.
Mental handicap
Wing, L. (1989) Hospital Closure and the Resettlement of Residents. Aldershot: Avebury.
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