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Table 3 Number of mechanical restraint and seclusion per affected case 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

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