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Offending in psychiatric patients after discharge from medium secure units: Author's reply

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7467.685-a (Published 16 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:685
  1. A Maden (a.maden@ic.ac.uk), professor of forensic psychiatry
  1. Academic Centre, West London Mental Health NHS Trust Headquarters, Southall, Middlesex UB1 3EU

    EDITOR—Back seat drivers are the worst critics. Yes, we could have used additional measures of violent offending. The Macarthur study (cited in the paper) did that but cost $8m (£4.4m; €6.5m) for a similar sample size and 50% less follow up. I have offered to do the same thing over here for half the price but have had no takers …

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