Characteristics of psychiatric inpatients who experienced restraint and those who did not: a case-control study.


OBJECTIVE Use of restraint in acute psychiatric wards is highly controversial. Knowledge is limited about the characteristics of patients who are restrained and the predictors of use of restraint. This study examined whether restrained patients differed from nonrestrained patients in demographic, clinical, and medicolegal variables and to what extent the… (More)
DOI: 10.1176/ps.62.5.pss6205_0492


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