Five studies this month focus on hospitalization and the inpatient setting. John C. Fortney, Ph.D., and colleagues analyzed data from 811 counties in 14 states to identify community-level factors associated with hospitalization of persons with schizophrenia. Among other factors, community-level poverty and unemployment were predictors, but no association was found with the supply of mental health specialists in a given locale (page 772). Using national data, Lonnie R. Snowden, Ph.D., and colleagues confirmed previous findings of the overrepresentation of black Americans in inpatient settings. However, these researchers uncovered hidden variations between three subgroups of the black population—African Americans and U.S.-born and foreign-born Caribbean blacks (page 779). In a case-control study of adults admitted to psychiatric hospitals in Brazil, Nirma C. Silva, R.N., M.Sc., and colleagues identified predictors of multiple readmissions and found that patients referred to special community programs after discharge had lower readmission rates (page 786). Richard Whittington, Ph.D., C.Psychol., and colleagues asked patients and staff on psychiatric wards in England to complete a questionnaire about their views of 11 coercive inpatient interventions. The investigators found that although the groups had similar opinions, there were clear gender differences in how coercive measures were viewed (page 792). Beginning in 1998 all psychiatric hospitals in Israel were required to provide dental care for patients with stays of more than one year. Alexander M. Ponizovsky, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues looked at cohort data from two years—1997 and 2006—to evaluate the effects of this policy (page 799). Finally, in Frontline Reports, Judith J. Prochaska, Ph.D., M.P.H., and colleagues describe a computer-delivered intervention tailored to stages of change that helps psychiatric inpatients quit smoking (page 848).