In the year following the implementation of the new law, 1,098 patients were admitted on an involuntary emergency admission to two adult units. Psychiatrists said they would have filed 214 longer-term commitments on day 10. The total number of individuals for whom petitions were filed on day 14 was 117. While the study was open and nonblinded, a significant decrease in actual petitions filed was found. The probate court, which holds the longer-term involuntary commitment hearings, noted that there was an overall 8 percent decrease in long-term commitment hearings held the first year the new law came into effect. Finally, the average length of hospital stay of individuals admitted one year prior to and one year after the implementation of the new law did not change—it stayed at seven days.