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Main Topics/Subject Category
Surveys about the mental health of certain groups; children, adolescents, carers, adults, older people, and on attitudes to mental health amongst the general population.
England, age, appointments, care in the community, children, community health services, counselling, day centres, drug side-effects, emotional states, ethnic groups, families, friends, gender, health, health advice, health consultations, health professionals, health services, hospital outpatient services, hospitalization, housing, information needs, interpersonal trust, legislation, marital status, medical care, medicinal drugs, mental health, nurses, psychiatrists
Identifier Variables
PCT, NHS trust, HA
Economic/Subject Categories
Quality measures, Proxies, Mental health
Area of Health System
Secondary care
Disease Area
Mental health
Data Available
Socio-economic, Demographic
Data collecting organization (s)
Picker Institute Europe and Healthcare Commission
Data Type
Survey (cross-sectional)
Coverage (date of field work)
2004, 2005
Unit of Analysis
2004 survey: obtained 27,398. 2005 survey: obtained 26,555 adult mental health patients who were on the Care Programme Approach (CPA) at each PCT, and who had contact with the Trust within the three months prior to the survey
ESDS, UK Data Archive
Conditions of Access
Free registration access