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Table 7 Care interventions and treatment during registered care episode (n, %, range, median)

From: Assessment and treatment of asylum seekers after a suicide attempt: a comparative study of people registered at mental health services in a Swedish location

Intervention Men, asylum seekers Men, control group Women, asylum seekers Women, control group Total, asylum seekers Total, control group
Hospitalization, referral for hospitalization 42 (89.4) 40 (85.1) 37 (90.2)* 26 (63.4) 79 (89.8)* 66 (75.0)
Range of days (md) in hospital 1–167 (3.0) 1–136 (12.0) 2–197 (22.0) 1–157 (2.0) 1–197 (10) 1–157 (4.5)
Days in hospital, mean (standard deviation) 28.7 (46.1) 25.24 (35.1) 37.14 (43.8) 19.57 (40.2) 22.65 (37.2) 33.3 (44.6)
Psychiatric care certificate for compulsory care 25 (53.2) 27 (57.4) 26 (63.4) 18 (43.9) 51 (58.0) 45 (51.1)
Admission decision for compulsory care 8 (17.0) 8 (17.0) 17 (41.5)* 5 (12.2) 25 (28.4)* 13 (14.8)
Medication 25 (53.2) 29 (61.7) 28 (68.3) 25 (61.0) 53 (60.2) 54 (61.4)
Talking interventions/therapies 3 (6.4) 6 (12.8) 5 (12.2) 4 (9.8) 8 (9.1) 10 (11.4)
Contacts with other authorities 14 (29.8) 10 (21.3) 24 (58.5)* 11 (26.8) 38 (43.2)* 21 (23.9)
Referral to outpatient psychiatric care 7 (14.9) 21 (44.7)* 13 (31.7) 23 (56.1)* 20 (22.7) 44 (50.0)*
Referral to primary care 7 (14.9)* 1 (2.1) 12 (29.3)* 1 (2.5) 19 (21.6)* 2 (2.3)
  1. * = significant difference, p-value <0.05