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How community pharmacists can help reduce antipsychotic use in care homes


Westbury, JL, How community pharmacists can help reduce antipsychotic use in care homes, Pharmaceutical Journal, 283, (7582) pp. 653-654. ISSN 0031-6873 (2009) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Describes the RedUSe project in Tasmania, Australia, in which 25 care homes with more than 3000 patients were allocated to antipsychotic interventions by community pharmacists (n = 13 homes) or usual care. Over the 6-month project there was a significant reduction in the proportion of residents in intervention homes who were taking antipsychotics (20.3% to 18.6%, p less than 0.05), while in control homes there was a non-significant increase (20.9% to 22.9%, p = 0.2). (15 refs.)

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Item Type:Professional, Non Refereed Article
Keywords:community pharmacists, reduce, antipsychotic medicines, dementia
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Aged health care
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Evaluation of health and support services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Westbury, JL (Associate Professor Juanita Breen)
ID Code:60078
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Pharmacy
Deposited On:2010-01-12
Last Modified:2010-03-10
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