Schizophrenia among residents of hostels for homeless people

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6943.1572b (Published 11 June 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1572
  1. J Connelly,
  2. R Williams
  1. Division of General Practice and Public Health Medicine, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9LN
  2. Nuffield Institute for Health, University of Leeds

    EDITOR, - John Geddes and colleagues' study of the prevalence of schizophrenia among residents of hostels for homeless people in 1966 and 1992 is flawed in design, analysis, and interpretation.1 The authors acknowledge many of these faults in their discussion, but their unwarranted conclusions, specific (even if true) to the situation in Edinburgh, are likely to be misinterpreted …

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