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Evaluating and improving the quality of risperidone prescribing

  • David Taylor (a1), Robert Holmes (a2), Trudi Hilton (a3) and Carol Paton (a4)
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Clinical studies suggest that risperidone is an effective antipsychotic with a low incidence of extrapyramidal adverse effects. In a prescription survey of several trusts, we found that risperidone was widely prescribed at high doses alongside typical neuroleptics and anticholinergic drugs. We also demonstrated that prescribing in a single trust can be improved by simple interventions. Risperidone should be prescribed as the sole antipsychotic at doses below 8 mg/day to realise fully its clinical advantages. Few prescriptions met this standard.

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Evaluating and improving the quality of risperidone prescribing

  • David Taylor (a1), Robert Holmes (a2), Trudi Hilton (a3) and Carol Paton (a4)
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