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Daly, Antoinette and Craig, Sarah (2021) Annual report on the activities of Irish psychiatric units and hospitals 2020. Dublin: Health Research Board.

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33% of discharges with alcoholic disorders occurred within one week of admission.

Donegal had the highest rate of all admissions for alcoholic disorders, at 43.3 per 100,000, followed by Sligo, at 35.1 and Waterford, at 32.7. Cavan had the lowest rate of all admissions for alcoholic disorders, at 3.9 per 100,000.

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.

Other drug disorders had the shortest average length of stay, at 35.8 days (median 8 days).

** 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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