Remote assessment of the use of seclusion and restraint with paediatric psychiatric patients.

Agencies regulating US psychiatric inpatient facilities require face-to-face patient assessments by physicians within one hour of the use of seclusion or restraint. In a pilot study, we compared face-to-face and remote assessments using videoconferencing in relation to response times and physicians' ratings of aspects of seclusion or restraint events… (More)