Reducing antipsychotic drug prescribing for nursing home patients: a controlled trial of the effect of an educational visit.


Journal Article

We conducted a statewide, controlled trial of the efficacy of an educational visit in reducing antipsychotic drug prescribing for nursing home patients. Frequent antipsychotic drug prescribers were visited by a trained physician counselor who stressed known drug risks for elderly patients and suggested techniques for reducing antipsychotic drug use. Although well-received, the visit did not reduce antipsychotic drug prescribing. This negative finding suggests that future interventions address factors within the nursing home which encourage antipsychotic drug use.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ray, WA; Blazer, DG; Schaffner, W; Federspiel, CF

Published Date

  • November 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 77 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1448 - 1450

PubMed ID

  • 2889382

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2889382

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0090-0036

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2105/ajph.77.11.1448


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States