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Conséquences médico-légales des sorties non autorisées en hôpital psychiatrique étude rétrospective au centre hospitalier Alpes Isère de 2015 à 2017

Abstract : Introduction: Psychiatry stands out from other medical specialties by its strong connections to the judicial world through care without consent. Although barely studied in the literature, absconding, i.e. the release from care of patients with psychiatric disorders, is a permanent concern within care units but also in society with regard to dramatic events reported in the media. The main objective of our study is to determine the proportion of absconding for all stays of adult patients hospitalized at the Alpes Isère Hospital Center (CHAI) in involuntary treatment in 2017, and then to describe their characteristics. Materials and methods: This is a monocentric observational study at CHAI run from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 and regarding major patients in care without consent who have made at least one absconding. We then use data from 2015 and 2016 as described above. Results: A proportion of 7.6% of absconding is found for all stays of adult patients hospitalized in the CHAI in involuntary treatment in 2017. Discussion: International studies found an absconding's rate between 3% and 22%. The typical profile, in this studies, is a young man suffering from schizophrenia. Several reasons expressed by patients are highlighted in the literature that may explain this phenomenon. The liability of doctors and hospitals is often invoked, but the sentence is at the sole discretion of the judge.
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Laura Sauerbach. Conséquences médico-légales des sorties non autorisées en hôpital psychiatrique étude rétrospective au centre hospitalier Alpes Isère de 2015 à 2017. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2019. ⟨dumas-02954529⟩

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