Clozapine use by state programs: public mental health systems respond to a new medication.

@article{Reid1993ClozapineUB,
  title={Clozapine use by state programs: public mental health systems respond to a new medication.},
  author={W. H. Reid and Vu Anh Pham and William V Rago},
  journal={Hospital & community psychiatry},
  year={1993},
  volume={44 8},
  pages={739-43}
}
The authors present data from a national survey of state departments of mental health showing that two years after reaching the U.S. market, clozapine is available to only a small fraction of the patients whom it might benefit. The primary continuing hurdle for the public sector, where most schizophrenic patients get their care, is funding. Several… CONTINUE READING