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Table 4 Incidents followed by coercive measures

From: Frequency and severity of aggressive incidents in acute psychiatric wards in Switzerland

    3 most frequently used forms of coercion in response to the aggressive incidents n (%*)
Type of incident n Followed by coercive measure n (%) Seclusion Seclusion + medication p.o. Seclusion + forced injection
All incidents 760 406 (53.4%) 110 (14.5%) 96 (12.6%) 37 (4.9%)
Incidents with SOAS-R severity ≥ 9 396 266 (67.2%) 72 (18.2%) 64 (16.2%) 28 (7.1%)
Physical aggression 403 253 (62.8%) 71 17.6% 53 (13.2%) 28 (6.9%)
Verbal aggression 357 153 (42.9%) 39 (10.9%) 43 (12.0%) 9 (2.5%)
Physical attacks 252 164 (65.1%) 55 (21.8%) 32 (12.7%) 21 (8.3%)
  1. * % of all incidents of the respective category