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Table 1 Entire population of inpatients in the four psychiatric hospitals of Cologne in the year 2011 and study sample

From: A retrospective analysis of determinants of involuntary psychiatric in-patient treatment

Entire population Study sample
  Voluntary treatment Involuntary treatment according to PsychKGa Involuntary treatment by guardianship order (BGB)b Total Voluntary treatment Involuntary treatment according to PsychKG Total
Hospital 1 4329 1162 244 5735 2692 1162 3854
Hospital 2 2432 274 151 2857 575 274 849
Hospital 3 1166 222 11 1399 253 222 475
Hospital 4 471 115 14 600 471 115 586
Sum 8398 1773 420 10,591 3991 1773 5764
  1. aMental Health Act: Most patients were admitted under the PsychKG and in the course of treatment they agreed to continue treatment voluntarily. Few patients were admitted voluntarily, but in the course of their stay they were detained under the PsychKG
  2. bTreated by guardianship order (BGB – German Civil Code, §§ 1896 ff. BGB)