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

Survey of Psychotropic Drug Prescribing Pattern for Long Stay Patients


R. Khanna1, S. N. Bhandari2, A. Das2 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Khanna R, Bhandari SN, Das A. Survey of Psychotropic Drug Prescribing Pattern for Long Stay Patients.Indian J Psychiatry 1990;32:162-165


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Khanna R, Bhandari SN, Das A. Survey of Psychotropic Drug Prescribing Pattern for Long Stay Patients. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 1990 [cited 2021 Oct 22 ];32:162-165
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