Year: 1970 Source: Mental Hygiene, v.54, (October 1970), p.569-571 SIEC No: 19840561

The authors discuss eleven deaths that occurred in a series of 595 patients admitted to the Utah State Hospital Youth Program over a six-year period. They consider five of these deaths to have been preventable. Since four of these five took place among patients assigned to the same geographic unit, it seems reasonable to assume that they are related to staff attitudes and hospital living experiences.