Prescription of antipsychotic drugs by office-based physicians in the United States, 1989-1997.

  title={Prescription of antipsychotic drugs by office-based physicians in the United States, 1989-1997.},
  author={Richard C. Hermann and Dawei Yang and Susan L. Ettner and Steve Marcus and Cathy Yoon and Melissa Abraham},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  volume={53 4},
OBJECTIVE This study examined trends in the prescription of antipsychotic drugs in a nationally representative sample of physicians in nonfederal office-based clinical practice during the 1990s. METHODS The authors analyzed physician-reported data from annual National Ambulatory Medical Care Surveys between 1989 and 1997 using weighted national estimates of physician visits during which antipsychotic drugs were prescribed. Prescription rates for antipsychotic drugs were compared between… CONTINUE READING

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