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Health authority patterns of hospital discharge rates for poisonings in the RHAs of England and the DHAs of Yorkshire, and their relationship to social deprivation

  • E. B. Renvoize (a1), A. D. Clayden (a2) and A. W. Beveridge (a3)
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Currently, resources for acute mental illness services are allocated on the basis of the age, sex and marital status profiles of the catchment population. However, it has been argued (Hirsch, 1988) that mental illness budgets and bed provision should also be weighted according to the socio-demographic characteristics of the local population.

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Correspondence to: Dr E. B. Renvoize, Department of Community Medicine, Leeds General Infirmary, Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3EX
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Health authority patterns of hospital discharge rates for poisonings in the RHAs of England and the DHAs of Yorkshire, and their relationship to social deprivation

  • E. B. Renvoize (a1), A. D. Clayden (a2) and A. W. Beveridge (a3)
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