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Table 3 Differences in rates (%) of rehospitalization (cumulative)

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

Hospitalization type Group Within 30 days Within 180 days Within 365 days HR/OR (95% CL)
Hospitalization (All) Committees 20 43.7 55.8  
  Doctors 15.4 36.7 49.4  
  Difference 4.6 7 6.4  
  P χ 2 = 6.617, p = .010 χ 2 = 9.046, p = .003 χ 2 = 6.887, p = .009 1.204 (1.057–1.373)
Involuntary hospitalizationa Committees 10.6 22.7 29.9  
(court and civil) Doctors 6.1 15.2 21.4  
  Difference 4.5 7.5 8.5  
  P χ 2 = 13.900, p = .000 χ 2 = 17.970, p = .000 χ 2 = 17.736, p = .000 1.225 (1.022–1.469)
Involuntary hospitalizationa Committees 1.5 3.2 4.5  
(court order) Doctors 0.74 2.4 3.4  
  Difference 0.76 0.8 1.1  
  P χ 2 = 2.865, p = .090 χ 2 = 1.23, p = .267 χ 2 = 1.445, p = .230 1.521 (.950–2.433)
“Success”/“Failure”a Committees 20 32.1 33.3  
  Doctors 15.4 24.4 25.5  
  Difference 4.6 7.7 7.8  
  P χ 2 = 6.617, p = .010 χ 2 = 13.021, p = .000 χ 2 = 13.493, p = .000 0.700 (.586–.863)
  1. aThe legal status of two rehospitalizations in the TP group was unclear and was not included.
  2. Significance (p <0.005) and significant HR/OR are in bold