Use of physical restraints and antipsychotic medications in nursing homes: a cross-national study.

@article{Feng2009UseOP,
  title={Use of physical restraints and antipsychotic medications in nursing homes: a cross-national study.},
  author={Z. Y. Feng and John P. Hirdes and Trevor Frise Smith and Harriet Finne-Soveri and Iris Chi and Jean-Noel Du Pasquier and Ruedi Gilgen and Naoki Ikegami and Vincent Mor},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 10},
  pages={1110-8}
}
OBJECTIVES This study compares inter- and intra-country differences in the prevalence of physical restraints and antipsychotic medications in nursing homes, and examines aggregated resident conditions and organizational characteristics correlated with these treatments. METHODS Population-based, cross-sectional data were collected using a standardized Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) from 14,504 long-term care facilities providing nursing home level services in five countries participating… CONTINUE READING

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