An audit of psychiatric case notes in relation to antipsychotic medication and information giving

N. Bowler (Lecturer, School of Health Science, University of Wales, Swansea, UK)
Susanna Moss (Assistant Research Psychologist, Public Health and Policy, Bro Taf Health Authority, Cardiff, UK)
Mark Winston (Consultant Psychiatrist, St Tydfil’s Hospital, North Glamorgan NHS Trust, Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan, UK)
M. Coleman (Programme Manager (Mental Health), School of Health Science, University of Wales, Swansea, UK)

British Journal of Clinical Governance

ISSN: 1466-4100

Publication date: 1 December 2000

Abstract

This paper reports upon a Welsh Office funded “clinical effectiveness” project. The project aimed to produce evidence‐based practice guidelines for depot neuroleptic medication. An audit was conducted to establish current practice regarding the provision of illness and treatment specific information to out‐patients and their informal carers. Sixty‐five patients’ case‐notes, under the care of a single community mental health team were examined for evidence of the type, nature and frequency of information given to patients receiving typical depot neuroleptic medications. Service guidelines were produced and are presented.

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Bowler, N., Moss, S., Winston, M. and Coleman, M. (2000), "An audit of psychiatric case notes in relation to antipsychotic medication and information giving", British Journal of Clinical Governance, Vol. 5 No. 4, pp. 212-216. https://doi.org/10.1108/14664100010361773

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