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

McCowan, C. , Magin, P., Clark, S.A. and Guthrie, B. (2013) An observational study of psychotropic drug use and initiation in older patients resident in their own home or in care. Age and Ageing, 42(1), pp. 51-6. (doi:10.1093/ageing/afs117)

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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.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mccowan, Professor Colin
Authors: McCowan, C., Magin, P., Clark, S.A., and Guthrie, B.
Subjects:R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Robertson Centre
Journal Name:Age and Ageing
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:0002-0729
ISSN (Online):1468-2834
Published Online:13 September 2012

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