Journal article

Who is prescribing psychotropic medications in a public developmental-behavioural clinical service and how often?

Katherine L Hughes, Gehan Roberts

JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

AIM: Psychotropic prescribing by paediatricians is increasingly common, and there is considerable variation in care provided. The aims of this study were to examine current rates of psychotropic prescribing in the developmental-behavioural outpatient clinics at the Royal Children's Hospital's Centre for Community Child Health, and to compare rates between paediatric consultants and advanced trainees. METHODS: Data were extracted for appointment encounters from electronic medical records across 12 months in 2017. Patient demographics, provider and medication order data were analysed using Excel and STATA to calculate logistic regression, standard deviation, percentages and means. RESULTS: Fro..

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