Prescribing conventional antipsychotics at two Veterans Administration hospitals: Are there geographical differences?

Prakash S. Masand, Monica Arora, Thomas L. Schwartz, Anil Sharma, Xiaohong Wang, Subhash Bhatia, Jacob Manjooran, William Hardoby, Subhdeep Virk, Daniel J. Kuhles, Bhushan Agharkar, Sanjay Gupta

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The medical records of 110 patients receiving conventional antipsychotics at two geographically distinct Veterans Administration hospitals (Syracuse, New York and Omaha, Nebraska) were reviewed. The most common reasons for continuation of conventional antipsychotics were good response and patient or physician choice. Frequently, physicians did not discuss the reasons for continuing conventional antipsychotics or the availability of alternative therapies with their patients. Geographic differences in physicians prescribing practices of conventional antipsychotics were apparent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)894-896
Number of pages3
JournalCNS Spectrums
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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