An observational study of psychotropic drug use and initiation in older patients resident in their own home or in care

C. McCowan, P. Magin, S.A. Clark, B. Guthrie

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Abstract

Prolonged prescription of psychotropic medications is commonplace in care home residents. Almost half of the people prescribed antipsychotic drugs received them for a minimum of 6 months. Systematic medication reviews must be established in all care homes to promote safe and effective prescription to this at-risk population.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)51-6
JournalAge and Ageing
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

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