Risk of death associated with the use of conventional versus atypical antipsychotic drugs among elderly patients.

@article{Schneeweiss2007RiskOD,
  title={Risk of death associated with the use of conventional versus atypical antipsychotic drugs among elderly patients.},
  author={Sebastian Schneeweiss and Soko Setoguchi and Alan M Brookhart and Colin R. Dormuth and Philip Sung-En Wang},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  year={2007},
  volume={176 5},
  pages={627-32}
}
BACKGROUND Public health advisories have warned that the use of atypical antipsychotic medications increases the risk of death among elderly patients. We assessed the short-term mortality in a population-based cohort of elderly people in British Columbia who were prescribed conventional and atypical antipsychotic medications. METHODS We used linked health care utilization data of all BC residents to identify a cohort of people aged 65 years and older who began taking antipsychotic medications… CONTINUE READING
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