Changing patterns in emergency involuntary admissions in the Netherlands in the period 2000-2004

C.L. Mulder, D. Uitenbroek, J. Broer, B. Lendemeijer, J.R. van Veldhuizen, W. van Tilburg, P. Lelliott, A.I. Wierdsma

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    Background: In England, rates of involuntary admissions increased in subgroups of patients. It is unknown whether this is true in other European countries. Aims: To establish whether the increase in emergency commitments was uniform across subgroups of patients and dangerousness criteria used to justify commitment in The Netherlands. Method: National data on all commitments in the period 2000-2004. Results: Commitments increased from 40.2 to 46.5 (16%) per 100,000 inhabitants. Controlling for population changes in age and sex, relatively large increases were found in patients over 50 years (25-40% increase), in patients with dementia (59%), 'other organic mental disorders' (40%) and substance abuse (36%). 'Arousing aggression', increased most strongly as a dangerousness criterion for commitment (30%). Conclusion: Changing patterns of commitments in The Netherlands and England might indicate a wider European shift in diagnoses and reasons for admission of committed patients. © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)331-336
    JournalInternational Journal of Law and Psychiatry
    Volume31
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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    Emergencies
    commitment
    Dangerous Behavior
    England
    Patient Admission
    Aggression
    Substance-Related Disorders
    Dementia
    mental disorder
    dementia
    substance abuse
    aggression
    inhabitant
    Population

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    Mulder, C. L., Uitenbroek, D., Broer, J., Lendemeijer, B., van Veldhuizen, J. R., van Tilburg, W., ... Wierdsma, A. I. (2008). Changing patterns in emergency involuntary admissions in the Netherlands in the period 2000-2004. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 31(4), 331-336. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijlp.2008.06.007
    Mulder, C.L. ; Uitenbroek, D. ; Broer, J. ; Lendemeijer, B. ; van Veldhuizen, J.R. ; van Tilburg, W. ; Lelliott, P. ; Wierdsma, A.I. / Changing patterns in emergency involuntary admissions in the Netherlands in the period 2000-2004. In: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry. 2008 ; Vol. 31, No. 4. pp. 331-336.
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    Changing patterns in emergency involuntary admissions in the Netherlands in the period 2000-2004. / Mulder, C.L.; Uitenbroek, D.; Broer, J.; Lendemeijer, B.; van Veldhuizen, J.R.; van Tilburg, W.; Lelliott, P.; Wierdsma, A.I.

    In: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, Vol. 31, No. 4, 2008, p. 331-336.

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