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Table 1 Fitness to plead and ability to make a choice rated as per treating Psychiatrist at time 1 and 2

From: Functional mental capacity, treatment as usual and time: magnitude of change in secure hospital patients with major mental illness

  Time 1, n (%) Time 2, n (%)
Fitness to plead
 Fit to plead 29 (78.3) 35 (94.6)
 Unfit to plead 8 (21.6) 2 (5.4)
Ability to express a treatment choice
 Expresses a treatment choice 28 (75.7) 35 (94.6)
 Cannot express a treatment choice 9 (24.3) 2 (5.4)
Either unfit or unable to express a treatment choice
 Capable (both) 24 (64.8) 34 (91.9)
 Either incapacity 13 (35.1) 3 (8.1)
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