Table 2

Patient characteristics across two psychiatric inpatient audit samples

Preintervention (n=61)Postintervention (n=46*)
Age (years)36.6 (±11.3)40.3 (±12.75)
Sex
 Male39 (63.9%)27 (58.7%)
 Female22 (36.1%)19 (41.3%)
Length of stay (days)12.0 (±22.7)17.2 (±24.02)
Discharge diagnosis
 Psychosis45 (73.8%)32 (69.6%)
 Mood disorder3 (4.9%)4 (8.7%)
 Suicidal ideation/acute crisis10 (16.4%)8 (17.4%)
 Other3 (4.9%)2 (4.3%)
Discharged on antipsychotic medication
 Yes42 (68.9%)36 (78.2%)
 No19 (31.1%)10 (21.7%)
  • *Eight files were unavailable for review in this sample.