Table 2

Proportion of cases affected by mechanical restraint and seclusion in seven German and seven Swiss psychiatric hospitals

    Proportion of affected cases


Mechanical restraint

Seclusion


Germany (number of hospitals = 7)

Switzerland (number of hospitals = 6)

Germany (number of hospitals = 7)

Switzerland (number of hospitals = 7)

cases affected

700 out of 6761 admissions

130 out of 1976 admissions

524 out of 6761 admissions

351 out of 1976 admissions

proportion

10.4 %

6.6 %

7.8 %

17.8 %*

minimum

7.3 %

1.0 %

0.4 %

8.2 %

maximum

15.9 %

14.4 %

14.3 %

38.3 %


In one Swiss hospital no mechanical restraint was used.

*: p < .05

Martin et al. Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2007 3:1   doi:10.1186/1745-0179-3-1

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