Letters Antipsychotics and venous thrombosis

Confounding factors may account for the association

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5628 (Published 13 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5628
  1. David Curtis, consultant psychiatrist
  1. 1East London NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  1. david.curtis{at}qmul.ac.uk

People taking antipsychotics have higher rates of risk factors for thrombosis, so whether the association with venous thrombosis is true depends on whether statistical modelling adequately accounted for this.1 It probably did not—the authors themselves …

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