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Psychotropic medication in learning disabilities: audit as an alternative to legislation

  • H. E. J. Miller (a1), N. Simpson (a1) and S. E. Foster (a1)
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Clinical standards were compiled for prescription of psychotropic medication in adults with learning disabilities, and used in a community population for comparisons of current practice in two audit studies 12 months apart. Completing the audit cycle led to improved clinical practice and a rationalisation of prescribing practices. Improvements were achieved on all standards and the methods used to obtain them are discussed.

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Psychotropic medication in learning disabilities: audit as an alternative to legislation

  • H. E. J. Miller (a1), N. Simpson (a1) and S. E. Foster (a1)
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