Efficacy and effectiveness of first- and second-generation antipsychotics in schizophrenia.

Abstract

While efficacy as a concept is concerned with whether a treatment works under ideal conditions, effectiveness is concerned with whether a treatment works under the conditions of routine care. Large-scale clinical, pharmacy, and administrative databases can provide naturalistic data for effectiveness studies when appropriate methodology is employed. The… (More)

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@article{Jaffe2003EfficacyAE, title={Efficacy and effectiveness of first- and second-generation antipsychotics in schizophrenia.}, author={Ari B Jaffe and Jerome F Levine}, journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry}, year={2003}, volume={64 Suppl 17}, pages={3-6} }