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Letter to the Editor

Is There an Alternative to Seclusion or Mechanical Restraint?

Branimir Margetić, MD; Branka Aukst-Margetić, MD, MS; and Adela Matusin, RN

Published: June 15, 2007

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Sir: The treatment of agitated patients has been reviewed inthe literature.1 We would like to comment on the use of restraintsand seclusion for such patients. We agree that mechanicalrestraints or seclusion should be the last measure used in themajority of cases, but think that application of such methods issometimes necessary.

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Volume: 9

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