Use of Antipsychotic Drugs by Elderly Primary Care Patients and the Effects of Medication Reviews: A Cross-Sectional Study in Sweden

Use of Antipsychotic Drugs by Elderly Primary Care Patients and the Effects of Medication... Drugs - Real World Outcomes (2017) 4:159–165 DOI 10.1007/s40801-017-0111-z ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Use of Antipsychotic Drugs by Elderly Primary Care Patients and the Effects of Medication Reviews: A Cross-Sectional Study in Sweden 1,2 1 1,3 4 • • • • Cecilia Lenander Patrik Midlo ¨ v Nina Viberg John Chalmers 4 1,2 Kris Rogers Asa Bondesson Published online: 16 June 2017 The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication Abstract common with increasing number of drugs (p = 0.001), and Background Antipsychotics form a class of drugs that in nursing home residents (p\ 0.01). It was also more should be used with caution among elderly people because frequent in patients with cognitive impairment, depressive of a high risk of adverse events. Despite the risks and symptoms or sleeping problems. modest effects, their use is estimated to be high, especially Conclusion The use of antipsychotic drugs is high in in nursing homes. elderly patients in nursing homes. They are often given for Objective The aim was to explore the effects of medication indications that are not officially approved or are poorly reviews on antipsychotic drug use for elderly primary care documented. Medication reviews appear to offer one useful http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Drugs - Real World Outcomes Springer Journals

Use of Antipsychotic Drugs by Elderly Primary Care Patients and the Effects of Medication Reviews: A Cross-Sectional Study in Sweden

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Springer International Publishing
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Copyright © 2017 by The Author(s)
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Medicine & Public Health; Pharmacotherapy; Pharmacology/Toxicology; Internal Medicine
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2199-1154
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2198-9788
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10.1007/s40801-017-0111-z
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