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Route of discharge for special (high-security) hospital patients with personality disorder. Relationship with re-conviction

Davison, S., Jamieson, E. and Taylor, Pamela Jane 1999. Route of discharge for special (high-security) hospital patients with personality disorder. Relationship with re-conviction. British Journal of Psychiatry 175 (3) , pp. 224-227. 10.1192/bjp.175.3.224

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: A considerable proportion of patients with personality disorder are discharged directly to the community from special (high-security) hospitals. AIMS: To examine whether patients with personality disorder discharged directly to the community are more likely to be re-convicted than those transferred to psychiatric hospitals of lesser security. METHOD: Re-conviction data for a five- to nine-year follow-up were collected for a four-year (1988-1991) special hospital discharge cohort of patients with personality disorder. RESULTS: Individuals discharged directly to the community were not significantly more likely to be re-convicted than those transferred to less secure psychiatric hospitals. However, patients discharged to the community without formal conditions of supervision were more likely to be re-convicted than those discharged to the community with conditions or those transferred to other psychiatric hospitals. CONCLUSIONS: Formal supervision after discharge may be more important than actual destination in influencing the likelihood of re-conviction.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Royal College of Psychiatrists
ISSN: 0007-1250
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:48
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/85354

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