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Am J Public Health. 1987 Nov;77(11):1448-50.

Reducing antipsychotic drug prescribing for nursing home patients: a controlled trial of the effect of an educational visit.

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Department of Preventive Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37323.

Abstract

We conducted a statewide, controlled trial of the efficacy of an educational visit in reducing antipsychotic drug prescribing for nursing home patients. Frequent antipsychotic drug prescribers were visited by a trained physician counselor who stressed known drug risks for elderly patients and suggested techniques for reducing antipsychotic drug use. Although well-received, the visit did not reduce antipsychotic drug prescribing. This negative finding suggests that future interventions address factors within the nursing home which encourage antipsychotic drug use.

PMID:
2889382
PMCID:
PMC1647107
DOI:
10.2105/ajph.77.11.1448
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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