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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/247931
Title:
The 1963 Irish psychiatric hospital census
Authors:
Walsh, Dermot
Affiliation:
Medico-Social Research Board
Publisher:
Medico-Social Research Board
Issue Date:
1963
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/247931
Item Type:
Other
Language:
en
Description:
The Department of Health carried out a complete census of the resident patient population of local authority and private psychiatric hospitals in Ireland on 31St March, [963. An earlier census, examining the diagnostic characteristics of hospitalised patients had been undertaken in [958. The results of the 1963 census provide, for the first time, an opportunity of examining some social, medical and demographic characteristics of patients hospitalised in Irish psychiatric hospitals. This paper analyses information from the [963 census. Happily, a similar census was carried out on residents in in-patient psychiatric facilities in England and Wales on 31st December, 1963 (Brooke, 1967), and comparisons have been made between the data from the two countries. In Ireland, data were gathered in individual hospitals by the staffs of these hospitals. Social and demographic data were recorded by nursing and clerical staffs and diagnostic information was supplied by the medical staffs. Since no instructions were issued to these staffs in an attempt to standardise the method of data recording, it is possible that diagnostic and other indices were applied differently in individual hospitals and by individual recorders in the same hospital. It is important to bear this fact in mind in interpreting the findings presented in this paper
Keywords:
PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS; STATISTICAL DATA

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dc.contributor.authorWalsh, Dermoten_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-09T19:12:26Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-09T19:12:26Z-
dc.date.issued1963-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/247931-
dc.descriptionThe Department of Health carried out a complete census of the resident patient population of local authority and private psychiatric hospitals in Ireland on 31St March, [963. An earlier census, examining the diagnostic characteristics of hospitalised patients had been undertaken in [958. The results of the 1963 census provide, for the first time, an opportunity of examining some social, medical and demographic characteristics of patients hospitalised in Irish psychiatric hospitals. This paper analyses information from the [963 census. Happily, a similar census was carried out on residents in in-patient psychiatric facilities in England and Wales on 31st December, 1963 (Brooke, 1967), and comparisons have been made between the data from the two countries. In Ireland, data were gathered in individual hospitals by the staffs of these hospitals. Social and demographic data were recorded by nursing and clerical staffs and diagnostic information was supplied by the medical staffs. Since no instructions were issued to these staffs in an attempt to standardise the method of data recording, it is possible that diagnostic and other indices were applied differently in individual hospitals and by individual recorders in the same hospital. It is important to bear this fact in mind in interpreting the findings presented in this paperen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMedico-Social Research Boarden_GB
dc.subjectPSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALSen_GB
dc.subjectSTATISTICAL DATAen_GB
dc.titleThe 1963 Irish psychiatric hospital censusen_GB
dc.typeOtheren
dc.contributor.departmentMedico-Social Research Boarden_GB
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