Admissions to hospital under the Mental Health Act rise by 30% over 10 yearsBMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7444.854-f (Published 08 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:854
- Zosia Kmietowicz
Mental health services in the United Kingdom are in crisis, with more people than ever being detained in hospital under compulsory orders, says a report.
Admissions to hospital under the Mental Health Act have risen by nearly 30% in the past decade in England, figures from the Department of Health show. According to a report from three national mental health charities, Rethink, Sane, and the Zito Trust, this figure is a sorrowful reflection of the current state of hospital care for people with psychiatric illness.
The report, Behind Closed Doors, says that …