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Health committee critical of community care

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6936.1062 (Published 23 April 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1062
  1. L Dillner

    People in Britain with serious mental illness are being discharged abruptly and without adequate support into the community, says a report from the House of Commons health committee. Wrangling between government departments over responsibility for homeless mentally ill people is “exacerbating the already desperate plight of many mentally ill people on the streets or in inappropriate accommodation,” says the report. The amount of data available on care in the community for mentally ill people is also criticised as being “lamentable.”

    The committee, which has members from all political parties, is …

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