Table 4

Average duration of any one mechanical restraint and any bone seclusion in seven German and seven Swiss psychiatric hospitals (in hours)

    Average duration (hours)


Mechanical restraint

Seclusion


Germany (number of hospitals = 7)

Switzerland (number of hospitals = 6)

Germany (number of hospitals = 7)

Switzerland (number of hospitals = 7)

mean

9.6

48.7

7.4

55.0

median

9.3

52.8*

9.0

55.1*

minimum

6.2

10.4

4.1

21.1

maximum

14.8

75.6

11.0

87.5


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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