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Table 3 Inpatient admissions: Reasons for admission by broad diagnostic group

From: Identifying alternatives to old age psychiatry inpatient admission: an application of the balance of care approach to health and social care planning

Reason Organic/mixed Functional All p-value of χ2 test
% (n = 83) % (n = 128) %
At unacceptable risk of deliberate self-harm 10 39 27 <0.001
At unacceptable risk of accidental self-harm 16 11 13 0.316
At unacceptable risk of self-neglect 27 47 39 0.003
At unacceptable risk of falls 10 5 7 0.250
At unacceptable risk of harming others 36 10 20 <0.001
At unacceptable risk of abuse/exploitation 5a 7 6 0.514
For general diagnostic assessment 42 38 40 0.573
For behaviour management 54 38 45 0.023
For review of medication 70 61 64 0.185
For other treatment 6 9 8 0.491
For assessment of future care needs/placement 53 23 35 <0.001
To relieve carer stress 34 28 30 0.387
Other breakdown of care 12 6 9 0.141
  1. aCell size n < 5