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Long-term medication in depot clinics and patients' rights: an issue for assertive outreach

  • Nigel Eastwood (a1) and Robert Pugh (a1)
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This study investigated the knowledge and attitude of 100 patients about their depot neuroleptic medication. Patients were well informed about their medication, particularly those seen in depot clinics. Most patients were content with service delivery but 48% did not realise that they had a choice about receiving their treatment. This aspect of patients' rights should be addressed and demands sensitive management in the case of depot refusers, or when assertive outreach is planned. We suggest that such issues should be incorporated into an educational programme and discussed with patients when they are relatively well.

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Long-term medication in depot clinics and patients' rights: an issue for assertive outreach

  • Nigel Eastwood (a1) and Robert Pugh (a1)
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