Psychotropic meds reduction program in Tas
A national sample of 10,000 residential medication management reviews found more than 70% of residents were prescribed psychotropic medication.
Researchers identified high levels of multiple psychotropic use as an area of particular concern. Some 20% of residents were taking antidepressants and benzodiazepines and 14% were taking antipsychotics and benzodiazepines concurrently. Residents with dementia were almost four times more likely to be prescribed an antipsychotic.
The research will be presented at the International