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Absconding: reducing failure to return in adult mental health wards
Failing to return from leave from acute psychiatric wards can have a range of negative consequences for patients, relatives and staff. This study used quality improvement methodology to improve the processes around patient ...
Building improvement capability in frontline staff: a UK perspective
This paper gives a narrative account of how the Oxford Healthcare Improvement Centre has embedded continuous quality improvement (CQI) across both mental health and community services in Oxford, UK. The aim of the centre ...
Environmental changes to reduce self-harm on an adolescent inpatient psychiatric ward: an interrupted time series analysis
Existing interventions to reduce self-harm in adolescents admitted to psychiatric wards are usually focused on individual psychological treatments. However, the immediate ward environment in which treatment takes place is ...
Systematic review of interventions to improve constant observation on adult inpatient psychiatric wards
Constant observation is frequently conducted on inpatient psychiatric units to manage patients at risk of harming themselves or others. Despite its widespread use, there is little evidence of the efficacy of the practice ...