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Radical schizophrenia care rethink urged

A major overhaul is needed to ensure better care for people with schizophrenia, according to an independent inquiry.

The Schizophrenia Commission, which was set up a year ago, says patients spend too long in "demoralised and dysfunctional" hospital wards.

Its analysis suggests the condition costs society almost £12bn a year - and treatment budgets could be spent more wisely to stop people from getting ill.

The government says mental health is one of its high priorities.

Dominic Hughes reports.

  • 14 Nov 2012
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