Schizophrenia among residents of hostels for homeless peopleBMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6948.195a (Published 16 July 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:195
- J Geddes,
- S Bailey,
- G Young,
- C Freeman,
- R Newton,
- R Priest
- Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh EH10 5HF
- Inner North Community Mental Health Services, Carlton, Melbourne
- Australia Academic Department of Psychiatry, St Mary's Hospital, London W2 1NY.
EDITOR, - Jim Connelly and Rhys Williams suggest that our finding of a lower prevalence of schizophrenia among homeless people resident in hostels in 1992 than in 1966 is explained by selection bias.1, 2 As we explained in our paper, the aim of sampling in 1992, as in 1966, was to produce a representative sample of people living in hostels for the homeless …
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