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Term: Antipsychotic Prescriptions

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2010-08-05


Antipsychotics are a type of medication typically prescribed to treat psychosis, and other psychiatric disorders, but also have been used as anti-nauseants. Antipsychotic drugs include older agents (e.g., haloperidol) and newer agents termed atypical antipsychotics (e.g., olanzapine) (Sprague, Loewen, & Raymond, 2004; Dagtekin et al., 2009).

Antipsychotic drugs were identified by ATC codes N05AA, N05AB, N05AC, N05AG, N05AD, N05AF, N05AK, N05AH01, N05AH02,N05AH03, N05AN01, N05AX02, and N05AX08.

Prescription rate is measured by the crude and adjusted percentage of residents who have had at least one prescription of antipsychotic drugs and is calculated over five fiscal years.

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