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Table 4 Average duration of any one mechanical restraint and any bone seclusion in seven German and seven Swiss psychiatric hospitals (in hours)

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

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