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Year : 1990  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 162-165

Survey of Psychotropic Drug Prescribing Pattern for Long Stay Patients


1 Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke, Ranchi-834006, India
2 Resident in Psychiatry, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke, Ranchi-834006, India

Correspondence Address:
R. Khanna
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke, Ranchi-834006
India
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This study describes two surveys of psychotropic drug prescribing patterns for long stay patients in a teaching institute at an interval of 4 years. Polypharmacy was found to be at a low key, with minimal use of anticholinergics. The chief difference between the two surveys was in the significantly more use of once a day medication in 1988 compared to two divided doses in 1984. The importance of conducting such surveys periodically as a form of self audit is discussed.



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