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Deprescribing antipsychotics in long term care patients with dementia.

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Summary of "Deprescribing antipsychotics in long term care patients with dementia."

To develop a clinical protocol for the use of antipsychotic drugs in dementia patients with  behavioral disturbances that includes prescribing and deprescribing criteria and to assess its  applicability in longterm care institutions.

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Name: Farmacia hospitalaria : organo oficial de expresion cientifica de la Sociedad Espanola de Farmacia Hospitalaria
ISSN: 2171-8695
Pages: 140-145

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"… Above All, It's a Matter of  This Person's Quality of Life": Health Care Professionals' Perspectives on Deprescribing in Older Patients With Limited Life Expectancy.

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Health insurance to provide full or partial coverage for long-term home care services or for long-term nursing care provided in a residential facility such as a nursing home.

Specialized health care, supportive in nature, provided to a dying person. A holistic approach is often taken, providing patients and their families with legal, financial, emotional, or spiritual counseling in addition to meeting patients' immediate physical needs. Care may be provided in the home, in the hospital, in specialized facilities (HOSPICES), or in specially designated areas of long-term care facilities. The concept also includes bereavement care for the family. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)

Organization of medical and nursing care according to the degree of illness and care requirements in the hospital. The elements are intensive care, intermediate care, self-care, long-term care, and organized home care.

Medical and skilled nursing services provided to patients who are not in an acute phase of an illness but who require a level of care higher than that provided in a long-term care setting. (JCAHO, Lexikon, 1994)

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