Antidepressants utilization among elderly in Lombardy from 2000 to 2007: dispensing trends and appropriateness

  title={Antidepressants utilization among elderly in Lombardy from 2000 to 2007: dispensing trends and appropriateness},
  author={Alberto Parabiaghi and Carlotta Franchi and Mauro Tettamanti and Angelo Barbato and Barbara D’Avanzo and Ida Fortino and Angela Bortolotti and Luca Paolo Merlino and Alessandro Nobili},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology},
To investigate the prevalence and incidence of antidepressant (AD) use in the elderly during an 8-year period and to evaluate AD treatment appropriateness. A population-based dispensation study on community-dwelling elderly of a large area in Lombardy was performed. Data were drawn from the regional administrative database and from a general practice registry. For each year, prevalence of AD use (i.e., at least one recorded dispensation) and AD treatment (i.e., at least four recorded… CONTINUE READING

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