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Table 2 Proportion of cases affected by mechanical restraint and seclusion in seven German and seven Swiss psychiatric hospitals

From: The use of mechanical restraint and seclusion in patients with schizophrenia: A comparison of the practice in Germany and Switzerland

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 %
  1. In one Swiss hospital no mechanical restraint was used.
  2. *: p < .05