Advance directives for patients compulsorily admitted to hospital with serious mental illness. Randomised controlled trial.

@article{Papageorgiou2002AdvanceDF,
  title={Advance directives for patients compulsorily admitted to hospital with serious mental illness. Randomised controlled trial.},
  author={Alexia Papageorgiou and Michael King and Anis Janmohamed and Oliver J Davidson and J. K. Dawson},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={2002},
  volume={181},
  pages={
          513-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND An advance directive is a statement of a person's preferences for treatment, should he or she lose capacity to make treatment decisions in the future. AIMS To evaluate whether use of advance directives by patients with mental illness leads to lower rates of compulsory readmission to hospital. METHOD In a randomised controlled trial in two psychiatric services in inner London, 156 in-patients about to be discharged from compulsory treatment under the Mental Health Act were… CONTINUE READING