Informing progress towards race equality in mental healthcare: is routine data collection adequate?

Aspinall, Peter J. (2006) Informing progress towards race equality in mental healthcare: is routine data collection adequate? Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 12 (2). pp. 141-151. ISSN 1355-5146. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The quality, completeness and coverage of ethnicity data in mental health services has long been regarded as unsatisfactory. The Department of Health’s new 5-year action plan for delivering race equality in mental healthcare seeks to improve this key building block by setting out actions to improve both the quality of information and its analysis and dissemination. However, those that are tangible and specific are few: annual surveys of service users, national censuses of mental health in-patients and tables of National Confidential Inquiry suicide cases and in-patient deaths by ethnicity. The opportunity to seek improvements in the quality and coverage of key routine data-sets such as ethnic monitoring in primary care and the Hospital Episode Statistics database has not been seized. Moreover, the plan does not mention proposed changes in civil registration (births and deaths) and the coroner service and their potential benefit. The continuing gaps in the information base justify a stronger emphasis on the processes necessary to bring about change rather than on what ethnic monitoring should provide

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: race equality, ethnicity, mental healthcare
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Paula Loader
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2008 16:54
Last Modified: 08 May 2014 08:09
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/3582 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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