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The effects of a nationwide program to reduce seclusion in the Netherlands

  • Fleur J Vruwink1Email author,
  • Cornelis L Mulder2, 3,
  • Eric O Noorthoorn4,
  • Daan Uitenbroek5 and
  • Henk LI Nijman6, 7
BMC Psychiatry201212:231

Received: 9 May 2012

Accepted: 15 December 2012

Published: 18 December 2012

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9 May 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
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Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
1 Aug 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Thomas Kallert
4 Oct 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - fermin mayoral
11 Nov 2012 Author responded Author comments - Fleur Vruwink
Resubmission - Version 4
11 Nov 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 4
15 Dec 2012 Editorially accepted
18 Dec 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-244X-12-231

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Authors’ Affiliations

Public Mental Health
Bavo Europoort, Mental Health Center Rotterdam
GGNet, Bestuursbureau
Quantitative Skills, Consultancy for Research and Statistics
Forensic psychology, Behavioural Science Institute (BSI), Radboud University
Altrecht Aventurijn