Letters

Care programme approach does not focus on need for services

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7061.884b (Published 05 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:884
  1. Emad Salib, Consultant psychiatrist,
  2. Ann Joseph, Senior house officer in psychiatry
  1. Winwick Hospital, Warrington Community Health Care (NHS) Trust, Warrington WA2 8RR 1

    EDITOR,—John A Dennehy and colleagues comment on the limited value of the care programme approach in identifying the risk of suicide in psychiatric patients.1 Similar findings were observed when documentation relating to the care programme approach was studied for all psychiatric patients from Warrington who died unexpectedly of unnatural causes and were the subject of a coroner's inquest since the implementation of the …

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