Authors' replyBMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6988.1197a (Published 06 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1197
- Max Marshall,
- Caroline Bradley,
- Dennis Gath
- Wellcome health services research fellow Wellcome research registrar Clinical reader Department of Psychiatry, Oxford University, Warneford Hospital, Oxford OX3 7JX
EDITOR,—Our reported rate of appeal against detention (27%) is much closer to the national rate (roughly 25%1) than that of P C Naik and L Klenka. This is because our findings were based on data from nine hospitals.
Gordon Langley raises four questions: whether our citation of the Mental Health Act is accurate; whether patients are too confused to appeal; how far the code of practice is being applied; and whether the parallel …