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An audit of psychiatric case notes in relation to antipsychotic medication and information giving

An audit of psychiatric case notes in relation to antipsychotic medication and information giving This paper reports upon a Welsh Office funded “clinical effectiveness” project. The project aimed to produce evidence‐based practice guidelines for depot neuroleptic medication. An audit was conducted to establish current practice regarding the provision of illness and treatment specific information to out‐patients and their informal carers. Sixty‐five patients’ case‐notes, under the care of a single community mental health team were examined for evidence of the type, nature and frequency of information given to patients receiving typical depot neuroleptic medications. Service guidelines were produced and are presented. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png British Journal of Clinical Governance Emerald Publishing

An audit of psychiatric case notes in relation to antipsychotic medication and information giving

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1466-4100
DOI
10.1108/14664100010361773
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Abstract

This paper reports upon a Welsh Office funded “clinical effectiveness” project. The project aimed to produce evidence‐based practice guidelines for depot neuroleptic medication. An audit was conducted to establish current practice regarding the provision of illness and treatment specific information to out‐patients and their informal carers. Sixty‐five patients’ case‐notes, under the care of a single community mental health team were examined for evidence of the type, nature and frequency of information given to patients receiving typical depot neuroleptic medications. Service guidelines were produced and are presented.

Journal

British Journal of Clinical GovernanceEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 1, 2000

Keywords: Psychiatry; Schizophrenia; Clinical effectiveness; Mental health; Nurses

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