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Table 2 Legal status of patient at assessment

From: A prospective, quantitative study of mental health act assessments in England following the 2007 amendments to the 1983 act: did the changes fulfill their promise?

Legal status category Number of assessments Percent Valid percent
Community/None 1504 34.0 40.9
Hospital informal 192 4.3 5.2
Section 2 347 7.8 9.4
Section 3 173 3.9 4.7
Section 4 or 5 309 7.0 8.4
Section 7 148 3.3 4.0
Section 135 or 136 813 18.4 22.1
Other (includes CTOa) 193 4.4 5.2
Missing 744 16.8  
  1. aCommunity Treatment Order