Voluntary and involuntary care: three-year study of demographic and diagnostic admission statistics at an inner-city adult psychiatry unit.

@article{Ng2012VoluntaryAI,
  title={Voluntary and involuntary care: three-year study of demographic and diagnostic admission statistics at an inner-city adult psychiatry unit.},
  author={Xiao Ting Ng and Brendan Desmond Kelly},
  journal={International journal of law and psychiatry},
  year={2012},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={317-26}
}
Individuals with mental disorders can, under specific circumstances, be detained and treated against their wishes. In 2009, there were 1633 involuntary admissions in Ireland, accounting for 8.1% of all psychiatric admissions. We examined demographic and diagnostic factors associated with involuntary admission in a general adult psychiatry service in Dublin's north inner-city over a retrospective three-year period. The overall admission rate was 450.5 admissions per 100,000 population per year… CONTINUE READING

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