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Social psychiatry

, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 187–195 | Cite as

A census of psychiatric patients in an urban community

  • T. Fryers
  • H. L. Freeman
  • G. H. Mountney
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Summary

The background and purpose of the Salford Psychiatric Case Register are described. Initial results are presented of the census in which all Salford adults and children receiving care from hospital or local authority psychiatric and subnormality services on the 1st January, 1968, were enumerated. The distribution by age, sex and type of care, the length of stay of hospital in-patients and the contact of patients with medical and social work psychiatric personnel discussed. Comparison is made with data from case registers in other areas.

Keywords

Public Health Social Work Local Authority Initial Result Psychiatric Patient 
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Résumé

On décrit le matériel et le but du registre des cas psychiatriques de Salford. On présente les premiers résultats du recensement dans lequel ont été énumérés tous les adultes et les enfants de Salford qui, le 1er janvier 1968, recevaient des soins de l'hôpital ou des services psychiatriques locaux. On discute la distribution des cas selon l'âge, le sexe et le type de soins, la durée du séjour en hôpital et le contact des patients avec le personnel médical et social en psychiatrie. On compare ces données avec celles des registres de cas d'autres régions.

Zusammenfassung

Der Hintergrund und der Zweck des Psychiatrischen Fallregisters von Salford werden beschrieben. Es werden die ersten Ergebnisse des Census dargestellt, bei dem alle Erwachsenen und Kinder von Salford gezählt werden, die von klinischen oder lokalen kommunalen psychiatrischen Diensten und Einrichtungen für Minderbegabte am 1. Januar 1968 versorgt wurden. Die Verteilung bezogen auf Alter, Geschlecht und Versorgungsart, die Aufenthaltsdauer von stationären Patienten und der Kontakt von Patienten mit medizinischem und fürsorgerischem psychiatrischem Personal werden diskutiert. Es wird mit Daten von Fallregistern aus anderen Gebieten verglichen.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Fryers
    • 1
  • H. L. Freeman
    • 1
  • G. H. Mountney
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Social and Preventive MedicineUniversity of ManchesterManchesterGreat Britain

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