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Age discrimination in mental health services

Beecham, Jennifer, Knapp, Martin, Fernández, José-Luis, Huxley, Peter, Mangalore, Roshni, McCrone, Paul R., Snell, Tom, Winter, Beth and Wittenberg, Raphael (2008) Age discrimination in mental health services. PSSRU discussion paper, 2536. Personal Social Services Research Unit, London, UK.

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Abstract

The UK government is considering the introduction of legislation to outlaw age discrimination in the provision of public services. The Department of Health commissioned a short piece of research to explore the extent of age discrimination in mental health services. Three broad issues are addressed in this report: inequalities between adult and older people’s mental health services; inequalities between adults and older people with mental health problems in their use of health and social care services; and knowledge about the likely single equalities legislation in current services and the possible costs of implementation. The report does not examine differences in outcomes.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
Official URL: http://www.pssru.ac.uk/
Additional Information: © 2008 PSSRU
Library of Congress subject classification: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 2536
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2009 14:07
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/23361/

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