Long-stay in high and medium secure forensic psychiatric care - Prevalence, patient characteristics and pathways in England
Vollm, Birgit A.
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IntroductionForensic psychiatric services are costly and highly restrictive for patients. Clinical experience and the limited research available indicate some patients stay for too long in these settings. A proportion of patients may, however, require long-term (potentially life-long) secure forensic psychiatric care but their needs may not be met by existing service provision designed for faster throughput.