Excessive use of psychotropic medication was commonplace in nursing homes in the United States before the Nursing Home Reform Act 1987 was passed.
After legislation, psychotropic drugs were used less and a more structured approach to care planning was observed.
In the United Kingdom, polict relating to nursing home care is unclear and explicit criteria for quality prescribing have not been formulated.
A combination of structured assessment and review of patients, concerted educational interventions, and greater multidisciplinary working may improve long term care in the United Kingdom.
Mots-clés Pascal : Nursing, Soin, Législation, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Politique sanitaire, Organisation santé, Royaume Uni, Europe, Personne âgée, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nursing, Care, Legislation, United States, North America, America, Health policy, Public health organization, United Kingdom, Europe, Elderly, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0514557
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 18/05/2000.