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Daly, Antoinette and Walsh, Dermot and Moran, Rosalyn and Kartalova-O'Doherty, Yulia (2004) Activities of Irish psychiatric services 2003. Health Research Board, Dublin .

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There were 23,031 admissions to Irish psychiatric units and hospitals in 2003, representing a rate of 760.4 per 100,000 population aged 16 years and over.a There were 6,656 first admissions, representing a rate of 219.8 per 100,000 population. Re-admissions accounted for 71% of all admissions. Males accounted for over half (51%) of all and first (55%) admissions. The 45–54 year age group had the highest rate of admission, at 961.2 per 100,000 population, while the 16–19 year age group had the lowest, at 271.5. Over half of all (54%) and first (53%) admissions were for single persons. The unskilled group had the highest rate of all (1,293.3) and first (298.6) admissions, while employers and managers had the lowest rate of all admissions, at 158.1 per 100,000 population. Three main diagnoses accounted for two-thirds of all admissions. Depressive disorders accounted for 33%, schizophrenia accounted for 18% and alcoholic disorders accounted for 16%. Eleven per cent of all admissions were non-voluntary.


Date:2004
Call No:JT14.4.10.2, VH4.2
Pages:173 p.
Publisher:Health Research Board
Place of Publication:Dublin
ISBN:0332 - 2602
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Accession Number:HRB 4586 (Available)
Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Care by type of problem > Mental health care
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
G Health and disease > AOD disorder > Alcohol use > Alcohol dependence
G Health and disease > AOD related disorder > AOD related mental disorder
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