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Computerised psychiatric case registers in Britain

  • Stephen Wood (a1), Martin Elphick (a2) and Mike Sinclair (a3)
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Case registers can provide useful data for research and service planning, but the older manually maintained registers were expensive and required special accommodation, staffing and support. Turning raw data into useful information was a laborious process and most systems could not accommodate ad hoc reports. Partly as a result of these shortcomings, and partly because of spending cuts, a number of case registers were closed in the 1980s (for example, see Hassall, 1991).

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Clifford, P., Craig, T. & Sayce, L. (eds) (1988) Towards Co-ordinated Care for People with Long-term, Severe Mental Illness. London National Unit for Psychiatric Research and Development.
Department of Health and Social Security (1988) Report of the Committee of Inquiry into the Care and After-Care of Miss Sharon Campbell. London: HMSO. Cmnd 440.
Hassall, C. (1991) The Worcester Psychiatric Case Register. The Closure of Mental Hospitals (Royal College of Psychiatrists) London: Gaskell.
Hedlund, J. L. (1986) Mental Health Computing in Great Britain. Unpublished report. St. Louis: University of Missouri. (Hale, P. & Brockington, I. F.).
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Computerised psychiatric case registers in Britain

  • Stephen Wood (a1), Martin Elphick (a2) and Mike Sinclair (a3)
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