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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, ...
"Safety of women in mixed-sex and single-sex medium secure units: Staff and patient perceptions": Comment
This comment is about the article, "Safety of women in mixed-sex and single-sex medium secure units: staff and patient perceptions" by Mezey et al (2005). Our position is not that gender adequately differentiates between ...
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 experience of a smoke-free policy in a medium secure hospital
Aims and method: A Trust-wide smoke-free policy was introduced in March 2007. This service evaluation retrospectively reviewed the outcome by focusing on recorded changes in behaviour, incidents and prescribing. Results: ...