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Eating disorders in Scotland: starved of resources?

  • Camille Lemouchoux (a1), Harry Millar (a2) and Simon Naji (a3)
Abstract
Aims and Method

To describe eating disorder services in Scotland. Fifty-two services completed a postal questionnaire.

Results

Six of the mainland health board areas, with a total population of 1.5 million, were not covered by any (self-defined) ‘specialist’ service. Although most services had access to in-patient facilities, we identified only one designated bed in Scotland for eating disorder patients, and this in a non-specialist service. In many other ways, services did not meet published recommendations for the provision of eating disorders services.

Clinical Implications

It is suggested that a national strategy should be formulated, and a model of service provision is proposed.

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Eating disorders in Scotland: starved of resources?

  • Camille Lemouchoux (a1), Harry Millar (a2) and Simon Naji (a3)
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