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Impact of a community-based ‘challenging behaviour’ service on bed occupancy

  • David Perry (a1), Vallepur H. R. Krishnan (a1), Sidhartha Tewari (a1), Colin Cowan (a1) and Ashok Roy (a1)...
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People with learning disability and behavioural disturbance can be difficult to treat in the community, frequently requiring specialist in-patient assessment. The impact which a new community-based ‘challenging behaviour service’ has had on a district's in-patient bed use is described.

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Impact of a community-based ‘challenging behaviour’ service on bed occupancy

  • David Perry (a1), Vallepur H. R. Krishnan (a1), Sidhartha Tewari (a1), Colin Cowan (a1) and Ashok Roy (a1)...
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