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Treatment decisions following assessment by multidisciplinary psychogeriatric teams

  • James Lindesay (a1), Joe Herzberg (a2), Gill Collighan (a3), Alastair Macdonald (a2) and Michael Philpot (a4)...
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The psychiatric treatment decisions made by two multidisciplinary psychogeriatric teams in 100 new referrals were compared with those made by a group of psychiatrists following independent formal research assessments. There was satisfactory agreement between the team and research decisions with regard to psychiatric hospital admission, antidepressant treatment and neuroleptic treatment. Agreement was less good for psychological treatments.

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BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
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Treatment decisions following assessment by multidisciplinary psychogeriatric teams

  • James Lindesay (a1), Joe Herzberg (a2), Gill Collighan (a3), Alastair Macdonald (a2) and Michael Philpot (a4)...
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