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Report urges better psychological care

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6986.1027 (Published 22 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1027

Every district general hospital should have a liaison psychiatry service to help to improve the psychological care of medical patients, according to a new report. The report, produced by the Royal Colleges of Physicians and Psychiatrists, also says that doctors and other staff need better training in handling psychological problems in medical patients.

The report points out that people being treated in general hospitals have many more psychological problems than the general population, but it says that these problems may not be recognised and dealt with …

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