|Quotes from ‘open minded’ verbatim comments|
|•||‘It doesn’t matter who the consultant psychiatrist is as along as the standard of care does not diminish’|
|•||‘If I was mentally ill again, I would hope to be treated and cured as quickly as possible and I would not mind who treated me’|
|•||‘I don’t think it matters because the doctor at the time would still be reviewing my records and contact with other doctors, mental health nurses and Community Psychiatric Nurses’|
|•||‘In the United States, I was given a different consultant for inpatient care; this adversely affected the continuity of my medication/treatment due to different opinions. Medication was started inpatient and immediately stopped by my own consultant who understood my needs in more detail. I think if a different consultant is responsible only for inpatient care, it is important that they work in collaboration with the community consultant’|
Begum et al.
Begum et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:362 doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-362