The validity of emergency recommendations for compulsory psychiatric care.

@article{Masterton1980TheVO,
  title={The validity of emergency recommendations for compulsory psychiatric care.},
  author={George Masterton and C A Newlands and G. C. Timbury},
  journal={Scottish medical journal},
  year={1980},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={299-301}
}
Retrospective scrutiny of the documents authorising 240 consecutive emergency detentions to a Glasgow psychiatric hospital over a three-year period revealed that 15 per cent were incorrectly completed. Fourteen documents (5.8%) failed to meet a list of minimum requirements supplied by the Central Legal Office and were therefore invalid. Invalid… CONTINUE READING