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Readmission after discharge from a medium secure unit
Aims and method We examined readmission to psychiatric hospital of 550 patients discharged from one medium secure unit over 20 years. Multiple sources were used to obtain readmission data. Results Readmission was common, ...
Women admitted to medium secure care: Their admission characteristics and outcome as compared with men
Background: Whilst women admitted to secure care are believed to require gender-specific services, there is limited research to inform their provision. Method: Clinical and forensic characteristics and outcomes on 93 women ...
Potential effects of retraction of the high-security hospitals
The high-security hospitals are undergoing a retraction process. In conjunction with this, regional services are being developed for those patients who require longer term treatment at medium-security units. This paper ...
First admissions to a regional secure unit over a 16-year period: Changes in demographic and service characteristics
Arnold Lodge Regional Secure Unit has provided medium secure psychiatric care for the Trent Regional Health Authority since July 1983. We examined a series of 504 first admissions to Arnold Lodge in order to explore trends ...
The fate of medium secure patients discharged to generic or specialised services
Although the care of forensic patients in the community has been partly taken over by specialist community forensic services (CFS), there are few data assessing their efficacy. The aim of this study was to compare the ...
Long-term suicide risk in forensic psychiatric patients
The objectives of this study was to describe the rate of suicide and other causes of death in first admissions to a (medium) secure forensic psychiatric facility. All 595 patients were followed up for a maximum of 20 years. ...