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Table 1 Exclusion and inclusion in the study

From: A comparison of decisions to discharge committed psychiatric patients between treating physicians and district psychiatric committees: an outcome study

Step Committee (DPC) Doctors (TP)
Number of records received from Ministry of Health 972 5788
Number of records excluded by age criteria 23 0
Number of records excluded by diagnosis 49 907
Number of records excluded by procedural limitations 422 644
Number of records excluded by mortality 7 72
Final number of records included 471 4165
Final number of patients included 443 3506