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UK : Hospital psychiatric detainees more at risk of preventable death

le 27 février 2015

[The Guardian] Deaths of more than 600 mentally ill detainees in England and Wales could have been avoided, says Equality and Human Rights Commission report

Patients detained in hospital psychiatric wards are up to five times more likely to suffer a preventable death than mentally ill prisoners in the prisons of England and Wales, according to figures obtained by an official inquiry.

For the first time, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) examined how civil liberties of detainees with mental health conditions were protected across the health, prison and police settings. 

Source The Guardian