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Absconding: reducing failure to return in adult mental health wards

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Failing to return from leave from acute psychiatric wards can have a range of negative consequences for patients, relatives and staff. This study used quality improvement methodology to improve the processes around patient leave and time away from the ward. The aim of this study was to improve rates of on-time return from leave by detained and informal patients by 50%. Following a baseline period, four interventions were implemented and refined using PDSA cycles. The main outcome measure was...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1136/bmjquality.u209837.w5117

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Author
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
BMJ Quality Improvement Reports Journal website
Volume:
5
Issue:
1
Article number:
u209837
Publication date:
2016-10-31
Acceptance date:
2016-10-31
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ISSN:
2050-1315
Source identifiers:
659487
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pubs:659487
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uuid:cf3c074c-aec7-4d18-a616-f54767e45833
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pubs:659487
Deposit date:
2016-11-14

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