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Use of antipsychotic medications in Australia between July 1995 and December 2001

Mond, Jonathan; Morice, Rodney; Owen, Cathy; Korten, Ailsa

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Objective: To examine trends in the use of oral conventional, depot and atypical antipsychotic medications in Australia between July 1995 and December 2001. Method: For each six-month interval between July 1995 and December 2001, prescription data obtained from the Health Insurance Commission of Australia were converted into a measure of drug utilization expressed as the number of defined daily doses per thousand population per day (DDDs/1000/day). Results: Between July 1995 and December 2001,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/72426
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1046/j.1440-1614.2003.01110.x

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