Psychotropic drug prescription in a psychiatric university hospital.

@article{Voirol1999PsychotropicDP,
  title={Psychotropic drug prescription in a psychiatric university hospital.},
  author={Pierre Yves Voirol and Philippe A. Robert and Peter Meister and Loukia Oros and Pierre Baumann},
  journal={Pharmacopsychiatry},
  year={1999},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={
          29-37
        }
}
A retrospective survey on drug prescription over a one-year period (1989) in 1083 patients (48.3% of whom were male) hospitalized in a psychiatric university hospital in Switzerland and a 35-day prospective study (1992) on the prescription of "as needed" (prn) medication in a closed and an open ward were carried out. Their aim was to establish a basis for a monitoring of prescription habits and for pharmacoeconomic considerations. In the retrospective study, 48.3% of the patients were male. The… CONTINUE READING
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