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  • Steffan Davies (a1), Simon Payne (a1) and Jane Jenkins (a1)
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It is a common belief among staff in Nottingham's acute psychiatric services that the Rehabilitation and Community Care Services (RCCS) are slow to respond to referrals leading to blocking of acute beds. In response to this the authors examined ‘bedblocking’ while RCCS responded to referrals of acute in-patients and long stays of existing RCCS patients admitted to acute wards during exacerbations of their illness.

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Davies, S., Payne, S. & Jenkins, J. (1994) Impact of new long-stay patients. British Journal of Psychiatry, 165, 841.
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BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
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  • Steffan Davies (a1), Simon Payne (a1) and Jane Jenkins (a1)
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