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BBC article: Specialist mental health unit failures exposed by patients

Discussion in 'Other health news and research' started by Sly Saint, Jan 18, 2022.

  1. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-59964353
     
  2. Arvo

    Arvo Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Poor woman. :(

    Now there's a neon sign truth.

    (Different angle of course but only yesterday or something I commented to someone on how psychiatry should be better regulated, especially given their track record they deserve eagle eye monitoring, not the trust that the sector can regulate itself.)

    UK/Dutch synchronised reporting, this was the news on the Dutch public broadcaster today:

    Onderzoek: meeste jongeren komen beschadigd uit gesloten jeugdzorg | NOS (Research: most young people leave closed youth mental health care damaged)
    76 percent of youths who had to stay there reports having gotten additional mental health problems, a foundation calls for stopping closed youth mental health care and developing alternatives.
     
  3. Arnie Pye

    Arnie Pye Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    One problem with the mental health sector is that more and more private companies, several of them US-based, have managed to get contracts in the UK to provide mental health services. And if your profits depend on not releasing patients then you simply don't release them. Some rather old (2017 / 2018), but interesting, links that I bookmarked on the subject :

    Title : An alarming rise in mental-health sectioning in Britain
    Subtitle : Fewer psychiatric beds and growing risk-aversion among doctors may be to blame
    Link : https://web.archive.org/web/2018052...g-rise-in-mental-health-sectioning-in-britain

    Title : Psychiatric Chain Under Investigation for Billing Fraud & Abuse in U.S. Now Buys U.K. Behavioral Facilities
    Link : https://www.cchrint.org/2017/01/16/...on-fraud-abuse-buys-uk-behavioral-facilities/

    Title : Universal Health Services Psychiatric Hospital Chain Under Department of Defense & FBI Investigation
    Link : https://www.cchrint.org/2017/06/05/uhs-under-investigation/

    Title : Behavioral Rehabilitation Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Application (Anxiety, Mood, Substance Abuse, Personality, Attention Deficit Disorders), By Healthcare Settings (Inpatient, Residential, and Outpatient), And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025
    Link : https://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/behavioral-rehabilitation-market
     
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