Letters Antipsychotics for dementia

Antipsychotic prescribing in care homes

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a895 (Published 22 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a895
  1. Clive E Bowman, medical director
  1. 1BUPA Care Services, Leeds LS18 4UP
  1. bowmanc{at}bupa.com

    Antipsychotic prescription in care homes1 2shows a lack of understanding of the needs of residents and inadequate systems for the healthcare support of people in care homes generally.

    There are now some three care home beds for every “NHS” establishment bed (all specialties) in England; a high proportion of these provide refuge and care for people with mental …

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