(Too) long in tbs?

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(Too) long in tbs?

A study on patients receiving forensic psychiatric tbs treatment for 15 years or longer (full text only available in Dutch)


On September 16th of 2013, 97 patients in the Netherlands received specialized forensic psychiatric tbs treatment for 15 years or longer. The present study investigated the characteristics and background of this group of long term tbs patients. It was investigated why these forensic psychiatric patients are residing at a tbs treatment place for such a long time, and which actions might be helpful to stimulate their discharge from tbs, or transfer to a tbs longstay facility.

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Lammers, S., Vrinten, M., Nijman, H.
Radboud University Nijmegen, WODC
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Radboud University Nijmegen
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