Absconding: why patients leave.

Abstract

Absconding by patients from acute psychiatric care poses a significant problem to professional staff, and can involve significant risks for patients and others. This paper describes the methodology of a major prospective study of absconding recently completed in the East End of London, and reports the findings on why patients abscond from hospital… (More)

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@article{Bowers1999AbscondingWP, title={Absconding: why patients leave.}, author={Lisa Bowers and Monica E. Jarrett and N. Clark and F Kiyimba and Lesley C. McFarlane}, journal={Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing}, year={1999}, volume={6 3}, pages={199-205} }