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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