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Social deprivation, ethnicity and violent incidents on acute psychiatric wards

  • John D. Sheehan (a1), T. Hardie and J. P. Watson (a1)
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A retrospective comparative study of violent incident forms covering the acute general adult wards at a London teaching hospital and a district general hospital was performed. Although no significant difference was observed between the overall rates of reported violent incidents, there was a significant increase in the proportion of violent incidents directed at persons in the inner city hospital. Grade 3 incidents were rare. Caribbean patients were over-represented among the perpetrators.

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Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Eccles Street, Dublin 7, Ireland.
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Social deprivation, ethnicity and violent incidents on acute psychiatric wards

  • John D. Sheehan (a1), T. Hardie and J. P. Watson (a1)
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