Restraint In Psychiatric Prisons

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Wide variation in the duration of mechanical restraint episodes was reported between countries. For example, the mean duration of restraint in German psychiatric hospitals was found to be 10 hours compared to 49 hours in Switzerland (Martin et al. 2007). In Finland, one study reported a mean total time in restraints during admission of 19 hours (Kaltiala-Heino et al. 2003).
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