Mental health statistics: CS83-505/1966E-PDF

trends in hospital care and patient characteristics, 1955-63.

"Statistical analysis is particularly important in the mental health field because many of the illnesses which concern us are difficult to detect and direct observations or measurements are less useful that in other illnesses where physical effects are immediately apparent. Also, statistical methods, supplemented by other techniques, tell us where to look for causes and provide clues as to the results of treatment and preventive programs. Fruitful hypotheses are suggested; these should lead to more refined investigations and more intensive studies at the local and clinical levels."

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Department/Agency Dominion Bureau of Statistics. Health and Welfare Division. Institutions Section.
Title Mental health statistics
Subtitle trends in hospital care and patient characteristics, 1955-63.
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Format Electronic
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Note "October 1966." Digitized edition from prin [produced by Statistics Canada].
Date 1966.
Number of Pages 37 p.
Catalogue Number
  • CS83-505/1966E-PDF
Subject Terms Health care facilities