Medicine And Books

Care in the Community: Illusion or Reality?

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 02 August 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:319
  1. Leila Lessof
  1. chair, Westminster Association for Mental Health, London

    Ed Julian Leff: John Wiley, £14.99, pp 212 ISBN 0 471 96982 6

    The closure of Friern and Claybury hospitals has been the subject of the “largest and most comprehensive evaluation” of the resettlement of psychiatric patients in the community. Professor Julian Leff has presided over the Team for the Assessment of Psychiatric Services (TAPS), which carried out the evaluation throughout its 11 years, and has now brought together 15 contributions that distil its results and implications. This book is thus not just another collection of essays …

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