Urban psychiatric commitments: disability and dangerous behavior of black and white recent admissions.

@article{Lindsey1989UrbanPC,
  title={Urban psychiatric commitments: disability and dangerous behavior of black and white recent admissions.},
  author={K P Lindsey and Gordon Paul and Marco J Mariotto},
  journal={Hospital & community psychiatry},
  year={1989},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={286-94}
}
Nationally black patients are overrepresented in public psychiatric institutions and are more likely than white patients to be committed involuntarily. This study of patients from 12 treatment units in the Chicago area, where these patterns were also true, compared the functioning of 227 acute admissions grouped by race (white or black) and admission status (voluntary or involuntary). Patients were assessed by highly trained independent observers using objective measures of dangerous behavior… CONTINUE READING

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