An involuntary admission, sometimes called a collocation, is intended as a protective measure. A patient can be ordered into involuntary admission by a magistrate if he or she is a danger to him or herself or to others. These patients are usually admitted to a PH.
The number of involuntary admissions is clearly increasing, especially in the Flemish Region. This observation reinforces our belief that crisis psychiatry, both in outpatient and residential settings, is essential.
Evolution of the number of involuntary admissions
in psychiatric services for adults per region in PH and PDGH