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What the eye doesn't see: drugs psychiatrists and GPs don't know their patients are on

  • Nicholas A. Clarke (a1)
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Personal experience shows that discrepancies are common when out-patient psychiatric medication records are checked with the information held by a patient's GP. This could lead to duplicated or conflicting treatment regimes, dangerous drug interactions, abuse of prescribed drugs, and failure to monitor therapeutic drug levels.

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BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
  • URL: /core/journals/bjpsych-bulletin
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What the eye doesn't see: drugs psychiatrists and GPs don't know their patients are on

  • Nicholas A. Clarke (a1)
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