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Table 4 Recurrent involuntarily admitted patients (n = 173) before and after the introduction of community treatment orders (CTOs)

From: Community treatment orders in a Swedish county - applied as intended?

  Period Ia Period IIb Change/p
Inpatient occasions 309 295 -5%
 Md (25th; 75th percentile) 1 (1; 2) 1 (1; 2) 0,717
Inpatient days 43 967 28 914 - 34%
 Md (25th; 75th percentile) 91 (30; 525) 73 (22; 202) <0,001
 Thereof, number of days on leave 17 515 7 707 -56%
 Md (25th; 75th percentile) 10 (0; 114) 4 (0; 65) <0,001
Days in hospital 26 452 21 207 - 20%
 Md (25th; 75th percentile) 48 (20; 172) 30 (8; 140) 0,010
Days of CTOs - 17 404  
 Md (25th; 75th percentile)   0 (0; 116)  
Days on leave + CTOs 17 515 25 111 + 43%
 Md (25th; 75th percentile) 10 (0; 114) 15 (0; 239) 0,095
Days in hospital + on leave + CTOs 43 967 46 318 + 5%
 Md (25th; 75th percentile) 91 (30; 525) 118 (22; 582) 0,573
  1. aThe two year-period before the reform bThe two year-period after the reform.