Valproate in acute mania: is our practice evidence based?

  title={Valproate in acute mania: is our practice evidence based?},
  author={Kamini Vasudev and Anna Mead and Karine Macritchie and Allan Hunter Young},
  journal={International journal of health care quality assurance},
  volume={25 1},
PURPOSE This audit was conducted on acute psychiatric in-patient wards with the aim of establishing if valproate prescribing in acute mania followed evidence-based guidelines with particular emphasis on formulations used and whether accelerated valproate dosing was employed. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH Case notes from 43 (42 percent male) patients… CONTINUE READING