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Comparison of restraint data from four countries

Comparison of restraint data from four countries Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol (2016) 51:1301–1309 DOI 10.1007/s00127-016-1203-x ORIGINAL PAPER 1,2,3 4 5 6,7 • • • Peter Lepping Barkat Masood Erich Flammer Eric O. Noorthoorn Received: 23 September 2015 / Accepted: 20 February 2016 / Published online: 4 May 2016 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016 Abstract with number of admissions, admission days and catchment Background Previous studies comparing restraint data area as denominator and counts of restraint as numerators. from different countries had to rely on randomly published Results Full datasets were obtained allowing calculations data and showed wide variance in the prevalence of of total admissions, total restraint numbers, numbers of restraint between countries. patients involved and total occupied bed days. Data for Aim To systematically compare datasets from four simi- Ireland is from 2012 and from 2013 for the other three lar European countries with regard to restraint prevalence. countries. The percentage of patients exposed to restraint Methods We analysed whole country or area datasets on varies between 4.5 and 9.4 %. The average number of restraint from Wales, Ireland, Germany and the Nether- restraints per patient is stable at around 3 in all countries. lands systematically, thus excluding selection, patient and Patient numbers affected by restraint http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology Springer Journals

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2016 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Psychiatry
ISSN
0933-7954
eISSN
1433-9285
DOI
10.1007/s00127-016-1203-x
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27147243
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Abstract

Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol (2016) 51:1301–1309 DOI 10.1007/s00127-016-1203-x ORIGINAL PAPER 1,2,3 4 5 6,7 • • • Peter Lepping Barkat Masood Erich Flammer Eric O. Noorthoorn Received: 23 September 2015 / Accepted: 20 February 2016 / Published online: 4 May 2016 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016 Abstract with number of admissions, admission days and catchment Background Previous studies comparing restraint data area as denominator and counts of restraint as numerators. from different countries had to rely on randomly published Results Full datasets were obtained allowing calculations data and showed wide variance in the prevalence of of total admissions, total restraint numbers, numbers of restraint between countries. patients involved and total occupied bed days. Data for Aim To systematically compare datasets from four simi- Ireland is from 2012 and from 2013 for the other three lar European countries with regard to restraint prevalence. countries. The percentage of patients exposed to restraint Methods We analysed whole country or area datasets on varies between 4.5 and 9.4 %. The average number of restraint from Wales, Ireland, Germany and the Nether- restraints per patient is stable at around 3 in all countries. lands systematically, thus excluding selection, patient and Patient numbers affected by restraint

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Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric EpidemiologySpringer Journals

Published: May 4, 2016

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