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J R Soc Med. 1996 March; 89(3): 149–151.
PMCID: PMC1295699

Preventing the admission of difficult psychiatric patients--a questionnaire survey.


By means of a postal survey of all consultant psychiatrists (n = 143) in the South East Thames Region, the authors examined factors associated with psychiatrists' decisions to impose restrictions on certain patients' access to admission. Twenty-two per cent of respondents reported the use of admission restrictions. Usage of this measure was associated with a local absence of psychotherapy services (OR 0.34; 95% CI 0.17-0.63) which might suggest that there is a need for more equal access to specialist psychiatric services across health districts.

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  • Lewis G, Appleby L. Personality disorder: the patients psychiatrists dislike. Br J Psychiatry. 1988 Jul;153:44–49. [PubMed]

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