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The persistence of prescribing habits: a survey and follow-up of prescribing to chronic hospital in-patients



The persistence of prescribing habits: a survey and follow-up of prescribing to chronic hospital in-patients



British Journal of Psychiatry 150: 88-91



This study describes a survey of prescribing to psychiatric patients on long-stay wards, together with a follow-up survey carried out after a 2-year period. Our findings show that there had been no significant improvement in polypharmacy and overprescribing of psychotropic drugs over that period, 1983-1985. Guidelines for improvement are suggested.

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Accession: 041712102

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PMID: 3115352

DOI: 10.1192/bjp.150.1.88


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