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Junior doctors and emergency tranquillisation of elderly, confused patients: a survey

  • Simon Thacker (a1)
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This paper presents the results of a survey of Junior doctors' opinions concerning the emergency tranquillisation of acutely disturbed, confused elderly patients. Although the majority of respondents gave recommendations within current guidelines, there were large variations In drug dose, and the choice of psychotropic agent may have been determined more by availability than rational prescribing practice.

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Junior doctors and emergency tranquillisation of elderly, confused patients: a survey

  • Simon Thacker (a1)
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