Patterns of use of the Mental Health Act 1983, from 2007-2008 to 2016-2017, in two major London secondary mental healthcare providers

Oram, Sian, Colling, Craig, Pritchard, Megan, Khondoker, Mizanur, Fonseca de Freitas, Daniela, Ter-Minassian, Lucile, Downs, Johnny, Lloyd-Evans, Brynmor, Markham, Sarah, Werbeloff, Nomi, Chang, Chin-Kuo, Johnson, Sonia, Hotopf, Matthew and Hayes, Richard D (2019) Patterns of use of the Mental Health Act 1983, from 2007-2008 to 2016-2017, in two major London secondary mental healthcare providers. BJPsych Open, 5 (6). ISSN 2056-4724

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Abstract

Trends in detention under the Mental Health Act 1983 in two major London secondary mental healthcare providers were explored using patient-level data in a historical cohort study between 2007-2008 and 2016-2017. An increase in the number of detention episodes initiated per fiscal year was observed at both sites. The rise was accompanied by an increase in the number of active patients; the proportion of active patients detained per year remained relatively stable. Findings suggest that the rise in the number of detentions reflects the rise of the number of people receiving secondary mental healthcare.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2019 02:13
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2020 23:57
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/73239
DOI: 10.1192/bjo.2019.84

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