Pritchard, C., 1995. Psychiatric Targets in "Health of the Nation", Regional suicide 1974-1990 and employment prospects in 1990-1994 in Britain: precursors of failure? Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health, 115 (2), pp. 120-127.
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The psychiatric targets set in 'The Health of the Nation' reflect a fundamental change in auditing the psychiatric and social services, and it is argued that suicide levels have become 'Paradoxical indicators' of effectiveness. Based upon mortality rates between 1974-1990, inter-regional comparative league tables are presented. Changes in age and gender patterns, and the accumulative impact of unemployment 1990-1994, especially in the more affluent regions, suggest that the suicide targets may not be feasible. The implica tions for the community and psychiatric services are briefly discussed.
|Subjects:||Social Sciences > Sociology|
|Group:||School of Health and Social Care > Centre for Social Work and Social Policy|
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