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Letters Antipsychotics in nursing homes

Education, guidance, and equality are needed to address problem of antipsychotic prescribing in nursing homes

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 02 April 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2421
  1. Clive E Bowman, divisional medical director1
  1. 1Bupa Care Services, Bridge House, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 4UP, UK
  1. bowmanc{at}

McCleery and Fox’s editorial on antipsychotic prescribing in nursing homes did little to advance either the understanding of or the solution to the problem.1

Firstly, hospitals are the source of the problem: they are where drug treatments are started and where primary care doctors gain their knowledge beyond evidence based …

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