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Management of anorexia nervosa revisited

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 29 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1076

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  1. Janice Russell, clinical associate professor and medical director (
  1. Eating Disorders Program, Northside Clinic, Greenwich, NSW 2065, Australia

    EDITOR—I agree with Berelowitz that outpatient treatment is no less deserving of adequate funding than inpatient—particularly as most patients spend considerably more time as outpatients. Certainly Gowers is a cogent detractor of inpatient care in adolescent anorexia nervosa, and despite his generalisations about quality of inpatient …

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