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Daly, Antoinette and Craig, Sarah (2020) Activities of Irish psychiatric units and hospitals 2019. Dublin: Health Research Board.

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There were 297 admissions with no fixed abode in 2019, a slight decrease from 306 in 2018. Seventy-one per cent were male and 76% were single.

 

Of these:

  • 28% had a diagnosis of schizophrenia,
  • 17% had a diagnosis of other drug disorders,
  • 11% had a diagnosis of personality and behavioural disorders,
  • 8% had a diagnosis of depressive disorders,
  • a further 8% had a diagnosis of alcoholic disorders and
  • 6% had a diagnosis of neuroses.

 

Admissions for alcoholic disorders accounted for a higher proportion of admissions to independent/private and private charitable centres, at 14%, compared with 4% of admissions to general hospital psychiatric units and a further 4% of admissions to psychiatric hospitals/continuing care units.

 

Discharges with a diagnosis of other drug disorders had the shortest average length of stay, ay 16.3 days (median 7 days).

 

There were 497 admissions for under 18s in 2019, an increase of 89 from 408 in 2018. Males accounted for nine-in-ten admissions with other drug disorders**.

 

** Other drug disorders include Mental and behavioural disorders due to psychoactive substance use (excluding Mental and Behavioural disorders due to use of alcohol).

 

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