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Table 2 Expectations of doctors who referred patients to involuntary admission

From: Involuntary psychiatric admission: how the patients are detected and the general practitioners’ expectations for hospitalization. An interview-based study

  Examining and treating Giving care
Treatment with neuroleptics Implement extensive changes in treatment and follow-up Resolve an unclear diagnosis Take care of the patient Simply solve an acute situation
Gender
 Men 26 (28 %) 13 (14 %) 10 (11 %) 24 (26 %) 19 (21 %)
 Women 17 (30 %) 15 (27 %) 7 (13 %) 10 (18 %) 7 (13 %)
Work place
 Out-of-hours clinic 19 (25 %) 11 (14 %) 11 (14 %) 18 (23 %) 18 (23 %)
 Other 25 (34 %) 18 (25 %) 6 (8 %) 16 (22 %) 8 (11 %)
Patient’s family doctor
 Yes 15 (37 %) 10 (24 %) 1 (2 %) 9 (22 %) 6 (15 %)
 No 28 (26 %) 18 (17 %) 16 (15 %) 25 (23 %) 20 (19 %)
Prior knowledge of patient
 Yes 30 (34 %) 21 (24 %) 6 (7 %) 18 (20 %) 13 (15 %)
 No 13 (22 %) 7 (12 %) 11 (18 %) 16 (27 %) 13 (22 %)
Work experience
 <5 years 21 (28 %) 10 (13 %) 11 (14 %) 20 (26 %) 14 (18 %)
 5–10 years 8 (35 %) 5 (22 %) 1 (4 %) 5 (22 %) 4 (17 %)
 >10 years 14 (29 %) 13 (27 %) 5 (10 %) 9 (18 %) 8 (16 %)
Totala 43 (58 %) 28 (37 %) 17 (22 %) 34 (45 %) 26 (35 %)
  1. aThe questionnaire allowed for multiple answers without any ranking