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dc.contributor.authorHofstad, Tore
dc.contributor.authorRugkåsa, Jorun
dc.contributor.authorOse, Solveig Osborg
dc.contributor.authorNyttingnes, Olav
dc.contributor.authorHusum, Tonje Lossius
dc.identifier.citationHofstad, T., Rugkåsa, J., Ose, S. O., Nyttingnes, O., & Husum, T. L. (2021). Measuring the level of compulsory hospitalisation in mental health care: The performance of different measures across areas and over time. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research.en_US
dc.description.abstractObjective: A variety of measures are used for reporting levels of compulsory psychiatric hospitalisation. This complicates comparisons between studies and makes it hard to establish the extent of geographic variation. We aimed to investigate how measures based on events, individuals and duration portray geographical variation differently and perform over time, how they correlate and how well they predict future ranked levels of compulsory hospitalisation. Methods: Small-area analysis, correlation analysis and linear regressions of data from a Norwegian health registry containing whole population data from 2014 to 2018. Results: The average compulsory hospitalisation rate per 100,000 inhabitant was 5.6 times higher in the highest area, compared to the lowest, while the difference for the compulsory inpatient rate was 3.2. Population rates based on inpatients correlate strongly with rates of compulsory hospitalisations (r = 0.88) and duration (r = 0.78). 68%–81% of ranked compulsory hospitalisation rates could be explained by each area's rank the previous year. Conclusion: There are stable differences in service delivery between catchment areas in Norway. In future research, multiple measures of the level of compulsory hospitalisation should ideally be included when investigating geographical variation. It is important that researchers describe accurately the measure upon which their results are based.en_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleMeasuring the level of compulsory hospitalisation in mental health care: The performance of different measures across areas and over timeen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.rights.holder© The Author(s) 2021.en_US
dc.source.journalInternational Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Researchen_US

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