A national audit of new long-stay psychiatric patients. I: Method and description of the cohort.

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BACKGROUND This first report of a national audit of new long-stay (NLS) psychiatric patients conducted in 1992 describes the survey method and characteristics of the cohort. METHOD Psychiatrists from 59 UK mental health services returned data on 905 patients, aged 18-64 on admission, who had been in hospital for between six months and three years… (More)

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