Table 3

Number of mechanical restraint and seclusion per affected case in seven German and seven Swiss psychiatric hospitals

    Number of interventions per affected case


Mechanical restraint

Seclusion


Germany (number of hospitals = 7)

Switzerland (number of hospitals = 6)

Germany (number of hospitals = 7)

Switzerland (number of hospitals = 7)

mean

3.4

1.5

4.2

1.6

median

3.2*

1.2

4.0*

1.4

minimum

2.6

1.0

2.4

1.0

maximum

4.6

3.0

7.5

2.7


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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