The authors examined the use of antipsychotics at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the Semmelweis University and at the Gálfi Béla Hospital by reviewing retrospectively the drug ordering practice in the period of 1998-2002. The aim of the study was to analyse the utilization aspects of the use of antipsychotic medication. The study also aimed to identify the main trends of prescribing preferency and to compare the use of antipsychotics in the two institutions. Data showed that in accordance with the latest professional guidelines the use of novel antipsychotics is increasing. Based on analysis of the antipsychotic use in both clinical practices there were characteristic patterns found that show that the conventional antipsychotic use is still notable. The purpose of the present study was to follow the temporal development trends and present state of antipsychotic use which could result in a cost-effective drug therapy.
|Translated title of the contribution||Utilization and comparison study of antipsychotics at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychoterapy of the Semmelweis University and Gálfi Béla Hospital|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Acta pharmaceutica Hungarica|
|Publication status||Published - aug. 27 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmaceutical Science