Patterns of antipsychotic and anticholinergic prescribing for hospital inpatients.

  title={Patterns of antipsychotic and anticholinergic prescribing for hospital inpatients.},
  author={C. Percy Paton and Paul Lelliott and Maria Harrington and Chike Okocha and Tom Sensky and Richard Duffett},
  journal={Journal of psychopharmacology},
  volume={17 2},
The development of atypical antipsychotics has not only given the prescriber more options, but also increased the complexity of decision making. We examined current prescribing practice for antipsychotic and anticholinergic drugs, which involved a 1-day census of all antipsychotic and anticholinergic drugs prescribed for 4191 inpatients in 49 UK mental health services. Eighty-five percent of inpatients were prescribed antipsychotics, 48% of whom were prescribed more than one. Atypical… CONTINUE READING

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