Mortality in children and adolescents prescribed antipsychotic medication: a retrospective cohort study using the UK general practice research database.

Rani, F.A., Byrne, P.J., Cranswick, N., Murray, M.L. and Wong, I.C.K. (2011) Mortality in children and adolescents prescribed antipsychotic medication: a retrospective cohort study using the UK general practice research database. Drug Safety, 34 (9). pp. 773-871. 10.2165/11591120-000000000-00000.

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DOI: 10.2165/11591120-000000000-00000

Abstract

Our study demonstrated an elevated SMR in patients exposed to antipsychotics. However, the elevated SMR was unlikely caused by antipsychotic treatment, but would suggest the possibility of inadequate management or poor control of patients' underlying medical conditions prior to death.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Adolescence; Antipsychotics; Child; Death; Chlorpromazine; Thioridazine; Risperidone;
Departments, units and centres:Department of Practice and Policy > Centre for Paediatric Pharmacy Research
ID Code:2359
Journal or Publication Title:Drug Safety
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Deposited On:20 Oct 2011 14:27
Last Modified:20 Oct 2011 14:27

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