Substantial study is imminent

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7047.1668 (Published 29 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1668
  1. Simon Thacker,
  2. Rob Jones
  1. Registrar in psychiatry of old age Senior lecturer in psychiatry of old age Department of Health Care of the Elderly, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham NG7 2UH

    EDITOR,—Alice McGrath and Graham Jackson's survey of neuroleptic prescribing in nursing homes is a timely addition to the scant British literature on this important subject.1 They report a high prevalence of “inappropriate” neuroleptic prescribing according to American guidelines. However, judging appropriateness by guidelines fails to recognise …

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