Outcomes of involuntary hospital admission – a review

@article{Katsakou2006OutcomesOI,
  title={Outcomes of involuntary hospital admission – a review},
  author={Christina Katsakou and Savannah Priebe},
  journal={Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={2006},
  volume={114}
}
Introduction:  This paper reviews studies on outcomes of involuntary hospital admissions in general adult psychiatry, and predictors of outcomes. 

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Involuntary psychiatric hospitalization of children and adolescents in Northern Greece: Retrospective epidemiological study and related ethical issues.

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