2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/242111
Title:
Activities of Irish psychiatric hospitals and units 1965-1969
Authors:
O'Hare, Aileen; Walsh, Dermot
Publisher:
Medico-Social Research Board
Issue Date:
1970
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/242111
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Until 1963 information about the activities of Irish psychiatric hospitals was published annually in the report of the Inspector of Mental Hospitals. The published information consisted in the main of cross-sectional data concerning admissions, deaths and discharges from hospital. On 31st March, 1963, at the behest of the Commission of Enquiry on Mental Illness which had been set up by the Minister for Health in 1961, an individual statistical reporting system for in-patients was introduced commencing with a census of all patients in psychiatric hospitals on that date. The results of that census have been recently published (Walsh, 1971). In addition an analysis of admission and discharge data for the first complete year of operation of the system has also appeared (Walsh and Walsh, 1970). Responsibility for the National Psychiatric In-patient Reporting System was transferred from the Department of Health to the Medico-Social Research Board early in 1970. The Board than decided to improve the system and to introduce the technique of record linkage so that, in addition to cross-sectional information on psychiatric hospital activities, longitudinal studies of cohorts of patients could be undertaken and the new National Psychiatric In-patient Reporting System was introduced with a census of all patients in hospitals and units on 31st March, 1971.
Keywords:
PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS; ACTIVITY DATA

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Hare, Aileenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWalsh, Dermoten_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-09T10:30:47Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-09T10:30:47Z-
dc.date.issued1970-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/242111-
dc.descriptionUntil 1963 information about the activities of Irish psychiatric hospitals was published annually in the report of the Inspector of Mental Hospitals. The published information consisted in the main of cross-sectional data concerning admissions, deaths and discharges from hospital. On 31st March, 1963, at the behest of the Commission of Enquiry on Mental Illness which had been set up by the Minister for Health in 1961, an individual statistical reporting system for in-patients was introduced commencing with a census of all patients in psychiatric hospitals on that date. The results of that census have been recently published (Walsh, 1971). In addition an analysis of admission and discharge data for the first complete year of operation of the system has also appeared (Walsh and Walsh, 1970). Responsibility for the National Psychiatric In-patient Reporting System was transferred from the Department of Health to the Medico-Social Research Board early in 1970. The Board than decided to improve the system and to introduce the technique of record linkage so that, in addition to cross-sectional information on psychiatric hospital activities, longitudinal studies of cohorts of patients could be undertaken and the new National Psychiatric In-patient Reporting System was introduced with a census of all patients in hospitals and units on 31st March, 1971.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMedico-Social Research Boarden_GB
dc.subjectPSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALSen_GB
dc.subjectACTIVITY DATAen_GB
dc.titleActivities of Irish psychiatric hospitals and units 1965-1969en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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