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Assessment of antipsychotic prescribing in Belgian nursing homes.

Authors
  • Azermai, Majda
  • Elseviers, Monique
  • Petrovic, Mirko
  • van Bortel, Luc
  • Stichele, Robert Vander
Type
Published Article
Journal
International psychogeriatrics / IPA
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2011
Volume
23
Issue
8
Pages
1240–1248
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1017/S104161021100024X
PMID: 21418723
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The indicator-driven analysis of antipsychotic prescribing quality revealed a need for improvement, with the main prescribing problems relating to duration and combination of therapies. Risks/benefits of off-label use need to be evaluated more consciously at the start of therapy, and at periodic re-evaluations.

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