Risk of Adverse Outcomes for Older People with Dementia Prescribed Antipsychotic Medication: A Population Based e-Cohort Study

@article{Dennis2017RiskOA,
  title={Risk of Adverse Outcomes for Older People with Dementia Prescribed Antipsychotic Medication: A Population Based e-Cohort Study},
  author={M. Dennis and Laura Shine and A. John and A. Marchant and J. McGregor and R. Lyons and S. Brophy},
  journal={Neurology and Therapy},
  year={2017},
  volume={6},
  pages={57 - 77}
}
IntroductionOver recent years there has been growing evidence of increased risk of mortality associated with antipsychotic use in older people with dementia. Although this concern combined with limited evidence of efficacy has informed guidelines restricting antipsychotic prescription in this population, the use of antipsycotics remains common. Many published studies only report short-term outcomes, are restricted to examining mortality and stroke risk or have other limitations. The aim of this… Expand
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