Coercion and commitment: understanding involuntary mental hospital admission
Hoge, Steven K.
Lidz, Charles W.
Roth, Loren H.
Mulvey, Edward P.
UMass Chan AffiliationsDepartment of Psychiatry
Commitment of Mentally Ill
Length of Stay
*Mentally Ill Persons
Health Services Research
Mental and Social Health
Psychiatry and Psychology
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SourceInt J Law Psychiatry. 1995 Summer;18(3):249-63. Reprinted in Paye JB (Ed), Seminal Issues in Mental Health Law, England: Ashgate Publishing, 2004.
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