Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Learning Disability Census: new analysis including anti-psychotic medication use and physical 'incidents' for inpatients

Learning Disability Census: new analysis including anti-psychotic medication use and physical 'incidents' for inpatients New analysis of the 2013 Learning Disability Census, commissioned in response to events at Winterbourne View Hospita4 has been published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre. This report provides further information on inpatients with learning disabilities in England, being treated in specialist units, following publication of the initial findings in December 2013.

The census shows that two thirds of these inpatients (68 per cent or 2,220) had been given anti-psychotic medication in the 28 days preceding the census. Of these, 93 per cent (2,064) had been given them on a regular basis.

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