In 2010, a programme intended to increase the number of structured interviews after coercive measures (IC) was implemented in a psychiatric ward. The IC forms were collected before and after the implementation of the programme. The number of ICs was compared to the total amount of compulsion. A significant rise in the number of effectuated ICs was demonstrated. The patients' contentment underwent no change. The majority of the coercive measures were not followed by an IC. At the next audit of the psychiatric legislation we will suggest an adjustment of the paragraphs concerning ICs.
Ugeskrift for Laeger, 2013, Vol 175, Issue 17, p. 1174-1176