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Medico-Social Research Board annual report 1975
Medico-Social Research Board
The year of 1975 was one of financial stringency which delayed the progress of the Hospital In-patient Enquiry Scheme because a number of hospitals stated that they were unable to obtain the necessary records staff to complete the necessary forms. During the year many meetings with hospitals' staffs took place to discuss the various problems associated with the Hospital In-patient Enquiry Scheme. A number of research projects were undertaken based on the hospital discharges reported in this scheme. Dr. Peadar Kirke, a member of the staff of the Board completed the M.Sc. course in Social Medicine at the London School of Medicine with distinction. He has now returned to work with the Board. He assists the Director in the supervision of our various research projects and is undertaking studies in perinatal mortality and child health. Dr. Dermot Walsh describes in this report the progress of a number of studies on mental health both at national and at community level. Dr. Mairin Ni Nuallain has been in charge of the Board's research on mental health in Westmeath. Mrs. Aileen O'Hare, the Board's senior sociologist, has also taken an active part in these researches. Because of the admission rates to psychiatric hospitals in Ireland, particularly for schizophrenia and alcoholic psychosis, a study is being undertaken in the four south-eastern metropolitan areas of England on the hospitalisation of Irish and other immigrants to England. This study, which was instigated by the Director of the Board, is being carried out by the Department of Health and Social Security in London. Other studies on mental health and on suicide and self-poisoning by drugs will be described in this report.
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Type: Report
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Lenus
Publisher(s): Medico-Social Research Board
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