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Ethnicity as a predictor of detention under the Mental Health Act.

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BACKGROUND: There has been major concern about the 'over-representation' of Black and ethnic minority groups amongst people detained under the Mental Health Act (MHA). We explored the effect of patient ethnicity on detention following an MHA assessment, once confounding variables were controlled for. METHOD: Prospective data were collected for all MHA assessments over 4-month periods in the years 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 each in three regions in England: Birmingham, West London and Oxfordshi...

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10.1017/s003329171300086x

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Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
Psychological medicine
Volume:
44
Issue:
5
Pages:
997-1004
Publication date:
2014-04-05
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EISSN:
1469-8978
ISSN:
0033-2917
URN:
uuid:b45413a8-5daf-404d-ab8f-4c8e47d34666
Source identifiers:
458996
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pubs:458996

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