DementiaRoadmap

Helping primary care to support people with dementia

National dementia and antipsychotic prescribing audit

July 28 2012

The National dementia and antipsychotic prescribing audit aims to gather information from primary care to establish a national picture of prescribing antipsychotic medication in people with dementia.

Findings include:

  • a 52% decrease in the rate of prescribing between 2008 and 2011.
  • a decrease in prescriptions for antipsychotics in people newly diagnosed with dementia have also reduced from 14.25% in 2006 to 4.46% in 2011, which indicates that diagnosis is taking place much earlier.

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