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Home treatment in Bradford

  • Patrick Bracken (a1) and Bruce Cohen (a1)
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Aims and method

We describe a new home treatment service established In one sector of the city of Bradford.

Results

There was a tendency for the patients hospitalised from this sector to have more unstable housing backgrounds. It was found that a higher percentage of patients with diagnoses of serious mental Illness were cared for at home.

Clinical implications

We argue that even in the presence of home treatment, there Is a continuing need for asylum. However, we make the case that this does not always have to be provided In a medical environment.

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Home treatment in Bradford

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