An audit of psychotropic medication monitoring in australian aged care facilities

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Seoul (South Korea)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: YANG, Yun Joo (University of Sydney, Anyang, Korea, Republic Of)
  • Co-author(s): Yun Joo Yang:
    Paul Hannan: Meditrax Pty Ltd, Drummoyne, Australia
    Grenville Rose: Centre for Social Research in Health , University of New South Wales , Sydney, Australia
    Timothy F. Chen: Pharmacy, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Carl R. Schneider: Pharmacy, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  • Abstract:

    Background

    The frequent long-term use of psychotropic medicines in aged care facilities (ACFs) has been of worldwide concern for many decades. In Australia, approximately half of ACF residents are prescribed psychotropic medicines. To date, there has been a lack of literature on the monitoring practices for psychotropic medicines in Australian ACFs. 

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