Variation in compulsory psychiatric inpatient admission in England: a cross-sectional, multilevel analysis

National Institute for Health Research, December 2014

This paper seeks to quantify and model variances in the rate of compulsory admission to psychiatric inpatient wards in England at different spatial levels and to assess the extent to which this was explained by characteristics of people and places.

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Assessing the risk of self-harm in an adult offender population: an incidence cohort study

National Institute for Health Research, October 2014

Self-harm is common among prisoners, particularly female prisoners. In 2007, concerned about the rising incidence, the prison service introduced a care-planning system called Assessment, Care in Custody, and Teamwork (ACCT). To date, it does not incorporate a standardised diagnostic test to estimate the risk of future self-harm.  This study aims to identify potential screening instruments, or items from those instruments, to predict the risk of self-harm among prisoners.

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