Older people and the “patient centred” NHS:Prioritisation will be for financial reasons rather than by need

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7435.350-a (Published 05 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:350
  1. Gillian E Moss, consultant in old age psychiatry (gmoss@meadowbrook.bstmhp.nhs.uk)
  1. Meadowbrook, Salford M6 8DD

EDITOR—Rowland and Pollock discuss many of the problems and inequities of the Community Care (Delayed Discharges) Act.1 They do not mention that inpatients under the care of a psychiatrist have been specifically excluded, although most psychiatric inpatients also occupy acute beds which in many places are in …

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