Under the Mental Health Act, people with a mental disorder may be formally detained in hospital (or 'sectioned') in the interests of their own health or safety, or for the protection of other people. They can also be treated in the community but subject to recall to hospital for assessment and/or treatment under a Community Treatment Order (CTO).
People may also be placed under Short Term Detention Orders for mental health disorders by the police, and taken to a 'place of safety'. We report such uses where the place of safety was a hospital.
These statistics are derived from the Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS) which reuses operational data produced by NHS and independent providers. The data are known to be incomplete and are therefore an undercount at England level.
This report presents selected measures from the 2016-17 publications onwards alongside provider-level data quality information to help users understand the impact of local data quality issues.
All values are rounded to the nearest 5, except values that are 4 or lower (including 0) which are suppressed to prevent the identification of individuals.
Figures produced by aggregation in this report may differ from those published as this report calculates totals as the sum of rounded figures.
Suppressed values appear as blank cells in tables and are not counted in rounded totals.
Percentages are based on pre-suppressed values and rounded to zero decimal places, except where the numerator is 0-4, where the percentage is suppressed.
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