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Comment & Response
December 2016

Open Wards in Psychiatric Clinics and Compulsory Psychiatric Admissions

Author Affiliations
  • 1Universitäre Psychiatrische Kliniken Basel, Universität Basel, Switzerland
  • 2Psychiatrische Dienste Graubünden, St Moritz, Switzerland
  • 3Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Bronx, New York
JAMA Psychiatry. 2016;73(12):1293. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.1738

To the EditorJAMA Psychiatry recently published an important systematic review and meta-analysis by de Jong et al.1 We want to congratulate the authors on this highly needed work and fully agree that lowering compulsory admissions constitutes a crucial issue to ensure optimal psychiatric treatment. However, we would like to point out 2 problems with their approach.

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