Involuntary outpatient treatment for mental health problems in Switzerland: A literature review

Results: Three articles about CTOs in Switzerland were identified. Psychiatric provisions vary considerably between cantons and only
a few could provide complete or even partial figures for rates of compulsion in previous years. Prior to 2013, only 6 of the
20 cantons, for which information was returned, had any provision for CTOs. Now, every canton has some form of legal basis
but the level of detail is often limited. In eight cantons, the powers of the measure are not specified (for example, use
of medication). In 12 cantons, the maximum duration of the CTO is not specified. German speaking cantons and rural cantons
are more likely to specify the details of CTOs.

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