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Work of mental health review tribunals is increasing faster than detentions

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 02 October 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:920
  1. G E Langley, medical member, mental health review tribunals, south and west (
  1. Hanningfields, Warborough Hill, Kenton, Exeter, Devon EX6 8LR

    EDITOR—Wall et al provide a helpful outline of the significant increase in all psychiatric admissions and in those admitted under the Mental Health Act 1983.1 They mention, but do not document, the effect of these trends on mental health review tribunals.

    My study shows that the rate of appeals to, and hearings by, …

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