Medication refusal--clinical picture and outcome after use of administrative review.

G. Urrutia,
Bull. Amer. Acad. Psychiatry & the Law 22(4): 595-603, 1994.
To determine the effectiveness of the Administrative Review as a tool in discerning which patients who refuse medication should be medicated involuntarily; define characteristics of voluntarily and involuntarily committed patients who refuse medication; and compare posttreatment status of patients who successfully refused medication with those who were administered medication involuntarily.