0
Get Alert
Please Wait... Processing your request... Please Wait.
You must sign in to sign-up for alerts.

Please confirm that your email address is correct, so you can successfully receive this alert.

Article   |    
Using a Drug Audit Program to Reduce Polypharmacy in a State Psychiatric Hospital
Barbara G. Wells; Tom C. Guthrie; David H. Knott; Robert D. Fink
Psychiatric Services 1986; doi:
View Author and Article Information

The College of Pharmacy, University of Tennessee, in Memphis, Dr. Wells' Address Is Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, University of Tennessee, Room 210A, 26 South Dunlap Street, Memphis, Tennessee 38163

Pharmacy Services

Clinical Services, The University of Tennessee, Memphis, Center for the Health Sciences

The Memphis Mental Health Institute, The University of Tennessee, Memphis, Center for the Health Sciences

1986 American Psychiatric Association

text A A A
PDF of the full text article.
Abstract

Our study found that conformance with antianxiety, hypnotic, and overall criteria was significantly improved in the repeat audit. It should be erriphasized that the prescriber's responsibility is to deliver the best possible care, and that in some cases this requires drug cornbinations that would be out of conformance with audit criteria. However, drug utilization studies such as the one reported here can be helpful in targeting potential problems for further study. We believe that the design of this study can be usefully applied elsewhere.

Abstract Teaser
Figures in this Article

Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.
Sign In Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.
Sign In to Access Full Content
 
Username
Password
Sign in via Athens (What is this?)
Athens is a service for single sign-on which enables access to all of an institution's subscriptions on- or off-site.
Not a subscriber?

Subscribe Now/Learn More

PsychiatryOnline subscription options offer access to the DSM-5 library, books, journals, CME, and patient resources. This all-in-one virtual library provides psychiatrists and mental health professionals with key resources for diagnosis, treatment, research, and professional development.

Need more help? PsychiatryOnline Customer Service may be reached by emailing PsychiatryOnline@psych.org or by calling 800-368-5777 (in the U.S.) or 703-907-7322 (outside the U.S.).

+

References

+
+

CME Activity

There is currently no quiz available for this resource. Please click here to go to the CME page to find another.
Submit a Comments
Please read the other comments before you post yours. Contributors must reveal any conflict of interest.
Comments are moderated and will appear on the site at the discertion of APA editorial staff.

* = Required Field
(if multiple authors, separate names by comma)
Example: John Doe



Related Content
Articles
Books
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry, 5th Edition > Chapter 9.  >
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, 4th Edition > Chapter 3.  >
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, 4th Edition > Chapter 3.  >
Gabbard's Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders, 4th Edition > Chapter 53.  >
APA Practice Guidelines > Chapter 16.  >
Topic Collections
Psychiatric News