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Table 2 Formal criteria for involuntary admission documents (2013 sample; N = 651)

From: Quality criteria of involuntary psychiatric admissions - before and after the revision of the civil code in Switzerland

  Psychiatrists Psychiatric Institutions Hospital doctors General practitioners Emergency physicians Chi2
Patients’ personal data 97.0 % 91.5 % 95.3 % 95.7 % 95.2 % 12.00
Patient examination 94.6 % 94.9 % 91.9 % 95.7 % 98.4 % 7.95
Personal data of issuing party 94.1 % 84.7 % 94.2 % 96.7 % 96.8 % 14.43
Instruction on legal remedy 74.4 % 74.6 % 85.5 % 70.7 % 84.8 % 13.92*
Signature 100.0 % 96.6 % 99.4 % 98.9 % 99.2 % 7.10
  1. Chi-Square-Test: *p < 0.05