Effect of regulatory warnings on antipsychotic prescription rates among elderly patients with dementia: a population-based time-series analysis.

@article{Valiyeva2008EffectOR,
  title={Effect of regulatory warnings on antipsychotic prescription rates among elderly patients with dementia: a population-based time-series analysis.},
  author={Elmira Valiyeva and Nathan Herrmann and Paula Rochon and Sudeep S. Gill and Geoffrey M. Anderson},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  year={2008},
  volume={179 5},
  pages={438-46}
}
BACKGROUND Three warnings of serious adverse events associated with the use of atypical antipsychotic drugs among elderly patients with dementia were sent to health care professionals in Canada. We assessed the impact of these warnings on prescription rates of antipsychotic drugs in this patient population. METHODS We used prescription drug claims data from Ontario to calculate prescription rates of atypical and conventional antipsychotic drugs among elderly patients with dementia from May 1… CONTINUE READING
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