Medical decision making in antipsychotic drug choice for schizophrenia.
Journal - The American journal of psychiatry (United States )
OBJECTIVE: The influence of patient and physician variables on antipsychotic drug choice for patients with schizophrenia was assessed. METHOD: Interviews with 100 psychiatrists on drug choice for 200 patients suffering from schizophrenia were conducted. Data were analyzed by using multiple logistic regression. RESULTS: Older physicians were up to five times more likely to prescribe first-generation antipsychotics. Patient variables did not influence treatment decisions significantly. CONCLUSIONS: There is an urgent need for more research on clinical decision making and quality management.
|ISSN : ||0002-953X|
|Mesh Heading : ||Adult Antipsychotic Agents Cross-Sectional Studies Drug Prescriptions Drug Utilization Female Humans Logistic Models Male Middle Aged Physician's Practice Patterns Psychiatry Schizophrenia statistics & numerical data statistics & numerical data|
|Mesh Heading Relevant : ||Choice Behavior therapeutic use statistics & numerical data statistics & numerical data drug therapy|