Schmitz-Buhl, M., Gairing, S. K., Rietz, C., Häussermann, P., Zielasek, J. & Gouzoulis-Mayfrank, E. (2019). A retrospective analysis of determinants of involuntary psychiatric in-patient treatment, BMC Psychiatry, 19(1).
DOI: DOI: 10.1186/s12888-019-2096-5
Abstract Background: The purpose of our study was to identify predictors of a high risk of involuntary psychiatric in-patient treatment. Methods: We carried out a detailed analysis of the 1773 mental health records of all the persons treated as in-patients under the PsychKG NRW (Mental Health Act for the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) in a metropolitan region of Germany (the City of Cologne) in 2011. 3991 mental health records of voluntary in-patients from the same hospitals served as a contro