Antipsychotic medication coprescribing in a large state hospital system.

@article{Jaffe2003AntipsychoticMC,
  title={Antipsychotic medication coprescribing in a large state hospital system.},
  author={Ari B Jaffe and Jerome F Levine},
  journal={Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety},
  year={2003},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={41-8}
}
PURPOSE To systematically characterize antipsychotic medication coprescribing ('polypharmacy') in a large state hospital system. METHODS All antipsychotic prescriptions written for all adult in-patients (N = 8212) in New York state-run civil facilities for the year 1999 were identified using the Integrated Research Database (IRDB) created by the Information Systems Division of the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research. Antipsychotics were considered to be intentionally coprescribed… CONTINUE READING

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