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Table 1 Characteristics of the three study sites selected

From: Attitudinal variance among patients, next of kin and health care professionals towards the use of containment measures in three psychiatric hospitals in Switzerland

  Area Bed capacity Number of admissions Police involvement at absconding (%) Ward door policy Prevalence of coercive measures
Rates of involuntary admission (%) Episodes of Coercion (n) Episodes of Seclusion (n) Episodes of Restraint (n) Episodes of Coercive medication (n)
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Zuricha Urban 220 1699 9.4 Mostly closed 36 514 344 No data 11 159
Muensingenb Rural 251 2632 19.6 Mostly open 29.5 1030 632 No data 203 195
Montheyb Rural 99 1440 8.4 Openc 12.6 178 Not used 17 Not used 161
  1. aData from January to June 2016; bData from 2016, c Between 07:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.