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Section 47
 — Bradford 1925 - United Kingdom 1988
Author(s)J A Muir Gray
Journal titleJournal of Public Health Medicine, vol 12, no 1, February 1990
Pagespp 28-30
KeywordsCompulsory admission ; Bradford.
AnnotationSurveys of the use of the powers of compulsory removal of older people who are not mentally ill - Section 74 of the National Assistance Act 1948 - have been conducted covering two four-year periods from 1974 to 1986. These data, which are not collected centrally, show a wide range in the frequency with which these powers are used. It is argued that the main reason for this is that the criteria employed to decide whether or not to invoke the powers vary widely from community physician to community physician. It is argued that a review of this legislation is now essential. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-901130014 A
ClassmarkQKH:VR: 88A

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