Unemployment and psychiatric admissions

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6925.413b (Published 05 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:413
  1. D B Double,
  2. R Huws
  1. South East Sheffield Mental Health Services, Sheffield S12 4QN.

    EDITOR, - Robert M Kammerling and Susan O'Connor's study of the relation between socioeconomic status and psychiatric admission rate is useful.1 Their finding that the unemployment rate outperformed the Jarman score as an indicator of admission rates agrees with findings in Sheffield.2

    Their conclusion that the allocation of resources to fundholders in general practice should take account of deprivation as reflected …

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