One of the largest non-industry studies of its kind finds in favour of combination therapy, although researchers caution the extra clinical benefit…
Pre-existing comorbidities also raise risk, but the effect of the drugs is independent of this, researchers say.
The decision followed a campaign by doctor groups warning of the potential for reduced access to care.
It says it is a 'simplistic solution' that fails to account for the broader problems in aged care.
A study of five years of medicines data provides a snapshot of prescribing practice.
A typical shared care prescribing arrangement
The hope is that this may prevent deterioration or relapse of patients with mental health conditions.
Australian Doctor’s article earlier in March on GPs possibly being banned from prescribing antipsychotics in aged care really struck a chord with me. Under the Royal…
Is banning GPs from prescribing antipsychotics in nursing homes really a way to improve care? The Aged Care Royal Commission seems to think so, saying…
It says psychiatrists and geriatricians should be the only doctors to prescribe the drugs from November.