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Table 6 Success rates (%) as a function of length of index hospitalization (days)

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

Length of index hospitalization Doctors’ success rate (N) Committees’ success rate (N) p Value
Ultrashort hospitalization <8 days 73.4%
(533)
67.7%
(164)
χ2 = 2.2
p= .138
Short hospitalization 8–30 Days 73.5%
(1006)
63.5%
(129)
χ2 = 8.8
p = .003
Long hospitalization>30 days 75.6%
(1565)
71.2%
(74)
χ2 = 1.039
p= .308
  1. Significance (p <0.005) are in bold