Schizophrenia among residents of hostels for homeless people

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6948.195a (Published 16 July 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:195
  1. J Geddes,
  2. S Bailey,
  3. G Young,
  4. C Freeman,
  5. R Newton,
  6. R Priest
  1. Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh EH10 5HF
  2. Inner North Community Mental Health Services, Carlton, Melbourne
  3. Australia Academic Department of Psychiatry, St Mary's Hospital, London W2 1NY.

    EDITOR, - Jim Connelly and Rhys Williams suggest that our finding of a lower prevalence of schizophrenia among homeless people resident in hostels in 1992 than in 1966 is explained by selection bias.1, 2 As we explained in our paper, the aim of sampling in 1992, as in 1966, was to produce a representative sample of people living in hostels for the homeless …

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