Prescribing pattern of antipsychotic drugs in the Italian general population 2000-2005: a focus on elderly with dementia.

@article{Trifir2010PrescribingPO,
  title={Prescribing pattern of antipsychotic drugs in the Italian general population 2000-2005: a focus on elderly with dementia.},
  author={Gianluca Trifir{\`o} and Giovanna Sini and Miriam C. J. M. Sturkenboom and Nicola Vanacore and Giampiero Mazzaglia and Achille Patrizio Caputi and Claudio Cricelli and Ovidio Brignoli and Eugenio Aguglia and Giovanni Biggio and Fabio Samani},
  journal={International clinical psychopharmacology},
  year={2010},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={22-8}
}
The objective of this study was to evaluate the antipsychotic drug prescribing pattern in the Italian general population, elderly, and especially elderly with dementia, in relation to the safety warnings issued by international regulatory agencies about the risk of cerebrovascular adverse events and mortality in 2004 and 2005. A cohort study was conducted using the electronic medical records of the Italian general practice database 'Health Search/Thales'. On the basis of prescription data, 1… CONTINUE READING

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