New Long-Stay Psychiatric Patients — Possible Implications for Hospital Planning

  • A. O. A. Wilson


In May 1979 the author1 carried out a survey of all long-stay patients in Bangour Village Hospital aged 16 to 64 years, to try to determine needs for hostel placings, etc., and noted in passing, that the new chronic population seemed to be exibiting very different characteristics from the old long-stay group.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. O. A. Wilson
    • 1
  1. 1.Bangour Village HospitalUniversity of EdinburghScotland

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