[The prevalence of use of restraints in a Dutch teaching hospital. An exploration in two wards].

@article{Tutuarima2003ThePO,
  title={[The prevalence of use of restraints in a Dutch teaching hospital. An exploration in two wards].},
  author={J A Tutuarima and Astrid Semin-Goossens and Augustinus A. M. Hart and M Sengkerij-Koolstra},
  journal={Tijdschrift voor gerontologie en geriatrie},
  year={2003},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={113-7}
}
UNLABELLED The use of restraints in The Netherlands has mainly been studied in psychiatric, geropsychiatric, elderly, and retarded persons. No study is known on this subject in Dutch general hospitals. The objective of our study was to determine the prevalence of the use of physical restraints and side-rails and factors associated with restraint and side-rail use in a Dutch teaching hospital. On two acute care wards (internal medicine and neurology) 208 consecutively admitted patients were… CONTINUE READING
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