Background Findings are presented from an evaluation ofa pilot remand and assessment service - the Bentham Unit.
The aims ofthe Bentham Unit are to provide rapid assessment, identify mentally disordered remand prisoners, and speed their transfer from prison to NHS care, where a need is indicated.
Method The number, rate and speed of referral, assessment and transfer to NHS care ofoffenders remanded to Wormwood Scrubs prison during periods before and after the Bentham Unit opened were compared.
Results The service attracted a large volume of referrals.
Between the two periods, significant increases in the numbers of referrals and hospital disposals, and major reductions in the interval between reception on remand into the prison, NHS assessment and transfer to NHS care, were observed.
Conclusions The aims ofthe unit were met.
Implications for service configurations are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Milieu carcéral, Délinquance, Trouble comportement social, Diagnostic, Hospitalisation, Admission hôpital, Service santé, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Homme, Prisonnier, Filière soins
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Carceral environment, Delinquency, Social behavior disorder, Diagnosis, Hospitalization, Hospital admission, Health service, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0350009
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 12/09/1997.