Simulated discharge system of prescription and long-term drug treatment in a psychiatric hospital.

Abstract

The drug sheets of patients resident in a psychiatric hospital for more than 1 year were reviewed. The simulated discharge system involving the re-writing of drug sheets every 12 weeks was in operation, but there was only a slight increase in prescription changes at the time of renewal; 35.4% of prescriptions had been unchanged for 1 year and 4.3% for 5 years. A high proportion of long-term prescriptions were for purgatives, hypnotics and neuroleptics.

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@article{Ballinger1979SimulatedDS, title={Simulated discharge system of prescription and long-term drug treatment in a psychiatric hospital.}, author={Brian R. Ballinger}, journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica}, year={1979}, volume={59 1}, pages={40-4} }