Mental Health Review Tribunals in Action: A Systematic Review of the Empirical Literature

  title={Mental Health Review Tribunals in Action: A Systematic Review of the Empirical Literature},
  author={Katey Thom and Ivana Nakarada-Kordic},
  journal={Psychiatry, Psychology and Law},
  pages={112 - 126}
The effectiveness of Mental Health Review Tribunals in providing safeguards for patients to ensure their right to be free from unjustified detention or treatment has been subject to much criticism in the literature. This article systematically reviews studies on the decision-making of such tribunals in order to synthesize the literature thematically and subject it to an assessment of methodological rigour [Hawker, S., Payne, S., Kerr, C., Hardey, M., & Powell, J. (2002). Appraising the evidence… 

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