Involuntary psychiatric hospital admissions have increased steadily from 70.7 per cent of all psychiatric admissions in 2009 to 77.1 per cent in 2013. In a new study from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), researchers found nearly three-quarters of all psychiatric hospital admissions in Ontario are involuntary.

A psychiatric hospital admission is involuntary when an individual with mental illness is hospitalized against his or her will due to a perceived risk to the individual or others. While often necessary to address safety, involuntary admission is an adverse experience for many patients and, ideally, should be avoided.

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https://www.ices.on.ca/Newsroom/News-Releases/2018/Involuntary-psychiatric-admissions-have-increased-significantly-in-Ontario-study

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), February 22, 2018