Patients who stay “very long” (10+ years) - An evaluation of patients discharged from low and medium secure forensic services (Oxleas) in the last 15 years
Tallent, Jacqueline, Dein, Kalpana, Steven, Peter and Freestone, Mark 2022. Patients who stay “very long” (10+ years) - An evaluation of patients discharged from low and medium secure forensic services (Oxleas) in the last 15 years.
|Authors||Tallent, Jacqueline, Dein, Kalpana, Steven, Peter and Freestone, Mark|
Patients admitted to secure forensic hospitals often experience lengthy admissions. Factors associated with prolonged admissions has been well researched however, there is a lack of analysis on individual unit data. This presentation will explore discharge data for patients spending ten years or more in a Low and Medium Secure Unit in England. A retrospective case note analysis will be undertaken to present the length of stay, socio-demographic and clinical variables of this patient population. Findings will illustrate patient demographic characteristics, criminogenic and mental health history, as well as any co-morbid factor and discharge locations. Clinical implications will discuss admission length, effects on bed availability and changes to the delivery of care.
|Keywords||Forensic psychiatry ; Mental health; Inpatient; Secure forensic care; Length of stay|
|Conference||Royal College of Psychiatrists - Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry Annual Conference|
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|Deposited||23 Mar 2022|
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