Evidence statements

Level of evidenceEvidence statement
Level 4There is an absence of evidence to determine whether seclusion is either effective or safe for the short-term management of disturbed/violent behaviour by psychiatric patients in emergency departments.
There is an absence of evidence to determine staff or service user views on the use of seclusion for the short-term management of disturbed/violent behaviour by psychiatric patients in emergency departments.

From: 7, Methods and findings

Cover of Violence
Violence: The Short-Term Management of Disturbed/Violent Behaviour in In-Patient Psychiatric Settings and Emergency Departments.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 25.
National Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Supportive Care (UK).
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