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Prescribing ANtiDepressants Appropriately (PANDA): a cluster randomized controlled trial in primary care

Muskens, Esther; Eveleigh, Rhona; Lucassen, Peter; van Weel, Chris; Spijker, Jan; Verhaak, Peter; Speckens, Anne; Voshaar, Richard Oude


BACKGROUND Inappropriate use of antidepressants (AD), defined as either continuation in the absence of a proper indication or continuation despite the lack of therapeutic efficacy, applies to approximately half of all long term AD users. METHODS/DESIGN We have designed a cluster randomized controlled clinical trial to assess the (cost-) effectiveness of an antidepressant cessation advice in the absence of a proper indication for maintenance treatment with antidepressants in primary care.We will...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-01-08
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Family Practice
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2296-14-6


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