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A ten-year study of civil commitments in Washington State.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3679105     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A ten-year longitudinal study of all civil commitments was conducted in a mid-sized county in Washington State, beginning with the 1974 effective date of a more stringent commitment law and encompassing the introduction of more lenient criteria five years later. A major finding was the increase in the number of 72-hour detentions and 14-day commitments that preceded by one year the passage of the broader criteria. The number of detentions continued to rise throughout the study period, while 14-day and 90-day commitments rose but less sharply. Data on repeated detentions showed that 21 percent of the patients were detained more than once. This group of recidivists accounted for 45 percent of the total number of detentions.
T Hasebe; J McRae
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hospital & community psychiatry     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0022-1597     ISO Abbreviation:  Hosp Community Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1987 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-12-18     Completed Date:  1987-12-18     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0040250     Medline TA:  Hosp Community Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  983-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Spokane CMHC, Washington 99202.
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MeSH Terms
Commitment of Mentally Ill / legislation & jurisprudence,  utilization*
Dangerous Behavior
Hospital Bed Capacity, 300 to 499
Hospital Bed Capacity, 500 and over
Hospitals, State / utilization
Longitudinal Studies
Psychiatric Department, Hospital / utilization
Referral and Consultation

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