Prescribing patterns of neuroleptic drugs in a population of about 3,700,000 inhabitants were analysed using all individual prescriptions delivered by the Italian National Health Service during 4 years (1986-1989).
Data contained in a regional prescription database were analysed using an outpatient drug monitoring system (VIDEOFAR).
The proportion of subjects receiving neuroleptics was about 1.3% of the entire population.
During 1989, 20.2% of 52,716 observed subjects received multiple neuroleptic therapy.
Haloperidol, the most frequently prescribed antipsychotic, was dispensed to 21.3% of the individuals as the only neuroleptic treatment.
Consumption sharply increased with age and about 60% of patients receiving a prescription were women.
Mots-clés Pascal : Neuroleptique, Psychotrope, Prescription médicale, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Chimiothérapie, Homme, Italie, Europe, Etude longitudinale, Sexe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Neuroleptic, Psychotropic, Medical prescription, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Chemotherapy, Human, Italy, Europe, Follow up study, Sex
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Cote : 93-0416521
Code Inist : 002B02B03. Création : 199406.