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    Hi.
    Is it correct to say:
    "She was detained in a hospital with a suspected broken leg"?I thought you are only detained in prison.....

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    If you need medical care, then you are detained in a hospital.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hooshdar3 View Post
    Hi.
    Is it correct to say:
    "She was detained in a hospital with a suspected broken leg"?I thought you are only detained in prison.....
    Have a look here: detain verb - definition in British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionary Online

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    Who can force us to stay in hospital?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hooshdar3 View Post
    Who can force us to stay in hospital?
    The hospital can make it very difficult for you to leave if they consider that you are too ill to do so. Also you can be forced to stay by your incapacity to leave.
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    And, for a serious enough crime, a friendly policeman will be stationed outside of your room to make sure you don't try to flee.

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