Long-stay patients discharged from psychiatric hospitals. Social and clinical outcomes after five years in the community. The TAPS Project 46.

@article{Leff2000LongstayPD,
  title={Long-stay patients discharged from psychiatric hospitals. Social and clinical outcomes after five years in the community. The TAPS Project 46.},
  author={Julian P Leff and Noam Trieman},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={2000},
  volume={176},
  pages={
          217-23
        }
}
BACKGROUND There have been no large-scale prospective studies evaluating the transfer of care from psychiatric hospitals to district-based services. AIMS We aimed to compare the quality of life of patients in two north London hospitals scheduled for closure with that in the community homes to which they were discharged. METHOD The total long-stay population of Friern Hospital and several hundred long-stay patients in Claybury Hospital were assessed with a batch of eight schedules while in… CONTINUE READING

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