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Table 2 Demographic and index hospitalization history comparison

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

Measure Committee (DPC) Doctors (TP) Difference
  N (%) M (SD) N (%) M (SD)  
Men 280 (63.2)   2223 (63.4)   χ2 = 0.106, p = .745
 Age   37.3 (12.3)   37.9 (12.3) t = 1.079, p = .281
 Index hospitalization (days)   30.1 (71.2)   75.9 (315.3) t = 7.775, p = .000
 Number of times previously hospitalized (average)   9.7 (15.4)   15.5 (29.5) t = 6.830, p = .000
 Number of times previously hospitalized (median)   4   5  
Diagnoses Committees (DPC) Doctors (TP) χ 2 p
 F10-F19 4.5 5.0 4.481 .482
 F20-F29 77.2 79.5   
 F30-F39 12.2 11.0   
 F40-F48 2.5 1.6   
 F50-F59 0.0 0.1   
 F60-F69 3.6 2.8   
  1. F10-F19: Mental and behavioral disorders owing to psychoactive substance use, F20-F29: schizophrenia and schizotypal and delusional disorders, F30-F39: mood [affective] disorders, F40-F48: neurotic, stress-related, and somatoform disorders, F50-F59: behavioral syndromes associated with physiological disturbances and physical factors, F60-F69: disorders of adult personality and behavior