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dc.contributor.authorPierce, Glenn L.
dc.contributor.authorDurham, Mary L.
dc.contributor.authorFisher, William H.
dc.date2022-08-11T08:10:23.000
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-23T17:06:40Z
dc.date.available2022-08-23T17:06:40Z
dc.date.issued1985-01-01
dc.date.submitted2010-12-21
dc.identifier.citationAm J Psychiatry. 1985 Jan;142(1):104-7.
dc.identifier.issn0002-953X (Linking)
dc.identifier.pmid3966567
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/45150
dc.description.abstractIn 1979, the state of Washington broadened its criteria governing the involuntary commitment of the mentally ill. This study examined the impact of the revised law on involuntary and voluntary admissions and on the type of patient admitted to state hospitals in Washington. The short-term effect of the law was an abrupt increase in involuntary commitments, with a concomitant but not offsetting decline in voluntary admissions. Although the law resulted in a substantial change in admissions policy, it does not appear to have altered the type of patient admitted to state mental hospitals in Washington.
dc.language.isoen_US
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dc.relation.urlhttp://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/reprint/142/1/104
dc.subjectCommitment of Mentally Ill
dc.subjectDeinstitutionalization
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectHospitalization
dc.subjectHospitals, Psychiatric
dc.subjectHospitals, Public
dc.subjectHospitals, State
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectMale
dc.subjectMental Disorders
dc.subject*Mentally Ill Persons
dc.subjectPublic Opinion
dc.subjectSeasons
dc.subjectWashington
dc.subjectHealth Services Research
dc.subjectMental and Social Health
dc.subjectPsychiatric and Mental Health
dc.subjectPsychiatry
dc.subjectPsychiatry and Psychology
dc.titleThe impact of broadened civil commitment standards on admissions to state mental hospitals
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.source.journaltitleThe American journal of psychiatry
dc.source.volume142
dc.source.issue1
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/psych_cmhsr/256
dc.identifier.contextkey1705438
html.description.abstract<p>In 1979, the state of Washington broadened its criteria governing the involuntary commitment of the mentally ill. This study examined the impact of the revised law on involuntary and voluntary admissions and on the type of patient admitted to state hospitals in Washington. The short-term effect of the law was an abrupt increase in involuntary commitments, with a concomitant but not offsetting decline in voluntary admissions. Although the law resulted in a substantial change in admissions policy, it does not appear to have altered the type of patient admitted to state mental hospitals in Washington.</p>
dc.identifier.submissionpathpsych_cmhsr/256
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Psychiatry
dc.source.pages104-7


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