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Table 4 Arguments used in decisions of coercive care

From: Justifications for coercive care in child and adolescent psychiatry, a content analysis of medical documentation in Sweden

Arguments Psychiatric Care Certificate n = 143 (%) Other Documentationan = 155 (%) Complete medical records n = 155 (%)
The protection argument 137 (96) 134 (86) 153 (99)
The treatment requirement argument 80 (56) 70 (45) 107 (69)
The caregiver support argument 24 (24) 59 (37) 75 (48)
The clarification argument 18 (13) 18 (12) 33 (21)
The solidarity argument 1 (1) 5 (3) 6 (4)
The everyday care argument 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
  1. aMedical records, except for the Care Certificates