Psychotropic polypharmacy in Australia, 2006 to 2015: a descriptive cohort study.

@article{Brett2017PsychotropicPI,
  title={Psychotropic polypharmacy in Australia, 2006 to 2015: a descriptive cohort study.},
  author={Jonathan Brett and Benjamin Daniels and Emily A Karanges and Nicholas Alan Buckley and Carl R Schneider and Atheer Nassir and Andrew J. McLachlan and Sallie-Anne Pearson},
  journal={British journal of clinical pharmacology},
  year={2017},
  volume={83 11},
  pages={
          2581-2588
        }
}
AIMS To describe psychotropic polypharmacy in Australia between 2006 and 2015. METHODS We used pharmaceutical claims from a national 10% sample of people with complete dispensing histories to estimate the annual prevalence of the combined use (overlap of >60 days exposure) of ≥2 psychotropics overall and within the same class or subclass (class and subclass polypharmacy). We also estimated the proportion of polypharmacy episodes involving one, two, three and four or more unique prescribers… CONTINUE READING
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