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Table 1 Characteristics of 100 acute psychiatric admissions and hospital stays referred from Tromsø Casualty Clinic to the University Hospital of North Norway 2001.

From: Acute psychiatric admissions from an out-of-hours Casualty Clinic; how do referring doctors and admitting specialists agree?

Number of admissions (N = 100)
Characteristics N
   First time admissions 29
   Readmissions 66
   No information 5
Referring doctors main work place (N = 38)
   Personal doctors1 (GPs) 16
   Internship doctors 6
   Others 16
Day of admission and time of the day (N = 100)
   Weekends and Public Holidays 55
   Weekdays 43
   Evenings (Mondays to Fridays 4 pm to 10 pm) 24
   Night time (10 pm to 08 am) 19
   No information 2
Length of hospital stays (N = 100)  
   ≥ 3 days 32
   4–7 days 21
   8–14 days 17
   15–21 days 12
   21–28 days 5
   ≥ 29 days 13
Legal representative (N = 59)
   Police 52
   Mother or father 4
   Spouse 1
   Municipals chief physician 1
   No information 1
Registered information on substance abuse (N = 100)
   In referring letters or as discharge diagnosis 24
   In both referring letters and as discharge diagnosis 19
   No information 57
  1. 1 Personal doctor; from 2001 a patient list system