Table 1

Characteristics of patients in the pilot and Ontario Mental Health Reporting System (OMHRS) data
Pilot data OMHRS data
Characteristics N % N %
Age categories
 Under 25 220 21% 4085 12%
 25-44 365 35% 14190 41%
 45-64 332 31% 11775 34%
 65+ 139 13% 4725 13%
Gender(male) 540 51% 17349 50%
Marital Status
 Never Married 404 38% 16563 48%
 Married 253 24% 8941 26%
 Partner/significant other 56 5% 1126 3%
 Widowed 64 6% 1922 6%
 Separated 129 12% 2772 8%
 Divorced 141 13% 3464 10%
Education
 None 129 12% 1304 4
 8th grade or less 62 6% 2369 7
 9 – 11 181 17% 6856 20
 High school 226 21% 8360 24
 Technical/trade school 43 4% 1047 3
 Some college/university 162 15% 5975 17
 Diploma/Bachelor’s degree 105 10% 3688 11
 Graduate degree 31 3% 965 3
 Unknown 117 11% 4224 12
Involuntary admission status 296 28% 8772 25%
Patient type:
 Acute 764 72% 27627 79%
 Longer term 191 18% 4482 13%
 Geriatric 80 8% 1527 4%
 Forensic 21 2% 1152 3%
Provisional DSM-IV diagnoses:ˆ
 Dementia1 130 12% 2353 7%
 Mood disorder 570 54% 17884 51%
 Psychoses2 415 39% 13058 37%
 Substance-related disorder 225 21% 8634 25%

Note: ˆ indicates that the percentage of persons with provisional psychiatric diagnoses may sum to greater than 100% as persons can have more than one diagnosis. 1Delirium, dementia, and amnestic and other cognitive disorders; 2Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.

Perlman et al.

Perlman et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:15   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-15

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