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Table 5 Assessments of patients’ dangerousness towards themselves and others

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

  Mortal danger to others Risk of harm to others Not dangerous to othersa SUM
Risk of suicide 7 31 79 117
Risk of self-harm 4 17 10 31
Not dangerous to themselvesa 1 6   7
SUM 12 54 89 155
  1. a = absence of documentation about assessments of patients’ dangerousness