Thursday, March 28, 2013

Compulsory Community Treatment For Mentally Ill Patients Does Not Reduce Rates Of Hospitalisation

The controversial practice of discharging people under Community Treatment Orders (CTOs) after they have been involuntarily hospitalised due to mental health problems has no effect on the patients' likelihood of being subsequently hospitalised, compared to Section 17 leave, an older and less restrictive type of supervised discharge, according to a randomised trial published Online First in The Lancet.

Compulsory Community Treatment For Mentally Ill Patients Does Not Reduce Rates Of Hospitalisation

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