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Table 1 Admission patterns and characteristics in patients assessed by the Psychiatric Emergency Services

From: Suicide risk, personality disorder and hospital admission after assessment by psychiatric emergency services

   Total no. of patients assessed N = 71,707 (100%) No admission N = 42,572 (59%) Voluntary admission N = 14,346 (20%) Involuntary admission N = 14,789 (21%)
Sociodemographic variables
 Gender Male 55.1 57.4 19.6 23.0
Female 44.9 61.7 20.6 17.7
 Ethnicity Dutch 67.3 59.1 21.1 19.8
Other 8.2 54.9 17.9 27.2
Unknown 24.5 61.6 17.6 20.8
 Age 18–38 49.5 59.9 18.2 21.9
39–59 44.4 58.8 21.7 19.5
60–65 6.1 59.5 22.6 17.9
Clinical factors
 Suicide risk None (0) 35.4 62.0 15.9 22.1
Low (1) 40.3 63.5 17.7 18.8
Moderate (2) 16.3 55.3 28.4 16.3
High (3) 8.0 35.2 32.9 31.9
 Substance abuse None (0) 54.0 62.5 20.1 17.4
Low (1) 13.2 61.8 18.7 19.5
Moderate (2) 16.1 56.7 17.9 25.4
High (3) 16.7 50.1 22.7 27.2
 Danger to others None (0) 54.3 72.1 21.9 5.9
Low (1) 30.3 56.5 20.7 22.8
Moderate (2) 8.5 25.9 15.4 58.7
High (3) 7.0 13.1 7.4 79.4
 Motivation for treatment None (0) 25.4 75.7 22.9 1.3
Low (1) 31.2 64.4 30.8 4.8
Moderate (2) 22.2 54.8 17.4 27.8
High (3) 21.2 37.1 3.5 59.4
Psychiatric diagnoses
 Diagnosis axis I DSM-IV Depressive disorder 12.6 63.6 28.7 7.7
Psychotic disorder 32.1 38.8 20.3 40.9
Other 55.3 68.9 20.0 11.1
 Diagnosis axis II DSM IV Personality disordera 16.2 62.8 23.0 14.2
Environmental factors
 Admission requested by family Not applicable 58.3 66.3 15.9 17.8
Yes 28.0 28.3 36.6 35.1
No 13.7 93.3 3.7 3.1
 Family involvement None (0) 44.1 61.4 21.0 17.6
Low (1) 21.4 60.2 19.9 19.9
Moderate (2) 15.7 58.5 20.0 21.6
High (3) 18.8 54.4 17.8 27.9
  1. a11 subtypes of personality disorder (according to DSM-IV) grouped together