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Institutional blind spot around mental health needs of paediatric patients

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 22 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h3887
  1. Sebastian Kraemer, consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist1
  1. 1Whittington Hospital, London N19 5NF, UK
  1. kraemer{at}

“In brief” cites the new Care Quality Commission (CQC) survey of children in hospital: “87% rated their overall experience as seven or above out of 10.”1 This gives a false impression. I hope a more detailed report from The BMJ will follow. In its report, the CQC states “Less than half (49% of parents …

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