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dc.contributor.authorLidz, Charles W.
dc.contributor.authorMulvey, Edward P.
dc.contributor.authorAppelbaum, Paul S.
dc.contributor.authorCleveland, Sandra
dc.date2022-08-11T08:10:25.000
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-23T17:08:16Z
dc.date.available2022-08-23T17:08:16Z
dc.date.issued1989-02-01
dc.date.submitted2010-10-14
dc.identifier.citationAm J Psychiatry. 1989 Feb;146(2):176-81.
dc.identifier.issn0002-953X (Linking)
dc.identifier.pmid2912259
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/45536
dc.description.abstractThe reliability and validity of the application of legal criteria for commitment were investigated as part of a larger study. Evaluations of 411 patients by 96 different clinicians showed good interrater reliability for assessment of dangerousness and committability. A strong relationship between ratings of committability and ratings of dangerousness suggests that clinicians were conforming to the logic of the commitment law. Discrepant cases involved patients who desired voluntary admission or whose commitment was completed elsewhere. Results suggest fair application of commitment standards but that two issues of statutory interpretation confused participating clinicians.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.relation<a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=pubmed&cmd=Retrieve&list_uids=2912259&dopt=Abstract">Link to Article in PubMed</a>
dc.relation.urlhttp://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/reprint/146/2/176
dc.subjectCommitment of Mentally Ill
dc.subjectDangerous Behavior
dc.subjectDecision Making
dc.subjectEmergency Services, Psychiatric
dc.subjectForensic Psychiatry
dc.subjectHospitalization
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectMental Disorders
dc.subject*Mentally Ill Persons
dc.subjectUnited States
dc.subjectLaw
dc.subjectPsychiatry
dc.subjectPsychiatry and Psychology
dc.titleCommitment: the consistency of clinicians and the use of legal standards
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.source.journaltitleThe American journal of psychiatry
dc.source.volume146
dc.source.issue2
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/psych_cmhsr/71
dc.identifier.contextkey1605154
html.description.abstract<p>The reliability and validity of the application of legal criteria for commitment were investigated as part of a larger study. Evaluations of 411 patients by 96 different clinicians showed good interrater reliability for assessment of dangerousness and committability. A strong relationship between ratings of committability and ratings of dangerousness suggests that clinicians were conforming to the logic of the commitment law. Discrepant cases involved patients who desired voluntary admission or whose commitment was completed elsewhere. Results suggest fair application of commitment standards but that two issues of statutory interpretation confused participating clinicians.</p>
dc.identifier.submissionpathpsych_cmhsr/71
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Psychiatry
dc.source.pages176-81


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