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Compulsory community treatment orders are a feature of most advanced mental health systems without convincing experimental evidence of benefits. Is it ethical to continue without such evidence ? This paper argues that the responsibility for ensuring it is collected lies as much with Parliament as with researchers.

Original publication

DOI

10.1017/S0033291709005352

Type

Journal article

Journal

Psychol Med

Publication Date

10/2009

Volume

39

Pages

1583 - 1586

Keywords

Commitment of Mentally Ill, Community Mental Health Services, Evidence-Based Medicine, Humans, Mandatory Programs, New Zealand, United Kingdom