Antidepressant drug prescribing among elderly subjects: a population-based study.

@article{Percudani2005AntidepressantDP,
  title={Antidepressant drug prescribing among elderly subjects: a population-based study.},
  author={Mauro Percudani and Corrado Barbui and Ida Fortino and Lorenzo Petrovich},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={113-8}
}
BACKGROUND The patterns of antidepressant drug prescribing have rarely been studied in large and geographically defined populations of elderly subjects. In the present study we examined the prevalence and distribution of antidepressant prescribing in Lombardy, a northern Italy region with more than one and a half million elderly inhabitants. METHODS We used the Regional Administrative Database of Lombardy. This database includes all prescriptions reimbursed by the National Health System in… CONTINUE READING