Table 2

Data outlining differences before/after implementation of no-smoking policy

JulAugSepOctNovDecMean
Number of admissions under Mental
Health Act 1983, n
    Before143144145171169173157.5
    After207184141174188169177.2
In-patient ward capacity, %
    Before101102100101104104102.0
    After104101102104  98101101.7
In-patient ward capacity, mean n
    Before207.5209.1205207.5213.2213.2209.3
    After217.2207.5209.1213.2200.9207.5209.2
Mean duration of stay, days
    Before  38.1  38.8  40.6  44.3  55.7  36.642.4
    After  44.7  37.0  37.2  37.8  41.9  36.345.4
Total aggression-related incidents, n
    Before105  87  59  48  82  8878.2
    After  76  92  51  93  79  9080.2
Aggression-related incidents on PICU, n
    Before  24  16  16  22  21  1318.6
    After  32  20  35  25  37  2929.6
Smoking-related incidents, n
    Before    9    7    9    7    2    56.5
    After  38  19  17  12    9  2620.2
  • PICU, psychiatric intensive care unit.