Geographical Variation in Antipsychotic Drug Use in Elderly Patients with Dementia: A Nationwide Study

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Geographical Variation in Antipsychotic Drug Use in Elderly Patients with Dementia : A Nationwide Study. / Zakarias, Johanne Købstrup; Jensen-Dahm, Christina; Nørgaard, Ane; Stevnsborg, Lea; Gasse, Christiane; Andersen, Bodil Gramkow; Jacobsen, Søren; Waldorff, Frans Boch; Moos, Torben; Waldemar, Gunhild.

In: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, Vol. 54, No. 3, 04.10.2016, p. 1183-1192.

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Zakarias, JK, Jensen-Dahm, C, Nørgaard, A, Stevnsborg, L, Gasse, C, Andersen, BG, Jacobsen, S, Waldorff, FB, Moos, T & Waldemar, G 2016, 'Geographical Variation in Antipsychotic Drug Use in Elderly Patients with Dementia: A Nationwide Study', Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, vol. 54, no. 3, pp. 1183-1192. https://doi.org/10.3233/JAD-160485

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Zakarias, J. K., Jensen-Dahm, C., Nørgaard, A., Stevnsborg, L., Gasse, C., Andersen, B. G., ... Waldemar, G. (2016). Geographical Variation in Antipsychotic Drug Use in Elderly Patients with Dementia: A Nationwide Study. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 54(3), 1183-1192. https://doi.org/10.3233/JAD-160485

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Zakarias JK, Jensen-Dahm C, Nørgaard A, Stevnsborg L, Gasse C, Andersen BG et al. Geographical Variation in Antipsychotic Drug Use in Elderly Patients with Dementia: A Nationwide Study. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. 2016 Oct 4;54(3):1183-1192. https://doi.org/10.3233/JAD-160485

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Zakarias, Johanne Købstrup ; Jensen-Dahm, Christina ; Nørgaard, Ane ; Stevnsborg, Lea ; Gasse, Christiane ; Andersen, Bodil Gramkow ; Jacobsen, Søren ; Waldorff, Frans Boch ; Moos, Torben ; Waldemar, Gunhild. / Geographical Variation in Antipsychotic Drug Use in Elderly Patients with Dementia : A Nationwide Study. In: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. 2016 ; Vol. 54, No. 3. pp. 1183-1192.

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title = "Geographical Variation in Antipsychotic Drug Use in Elderly Patients with Dementia: A Nationwide Study",
abstract = "BACKGROUND: Use of antipsychotics in elderly patients with dementia has decreased in the past decade due to safety regulations; however use is still high. Geographical variation may indicate discrepancies in clinical practice and lack of adherence to evidence-based guidelines for the management of behavioral symptoms.OBJECTIVE: To investigate potential geographical variances in use of antipsychotic drugs in dementia care.METHODS: A registry-based cross-sectional study in the entire elderly population of Denmark (≥65 years) conducted in 2012. Data included place of residence, prescriptions filled, and hospital discharge diagnoses. Antipsychotic drug use among elderly with (n = 34,536) and without (n = 931,203) a dementia diagnosis was compared across the five regions and 98 municipalities in Denmark, adjusted for age and sex.RESULTS: In 2012, the national prevalence of antipsychotic drug use was 20.7{\%} for elderly patients with dementia, with a national incidence of 3.9{\%}. The prevalence ranged from 17.0{\%} to 23.3{\%} in the five regions and from 7.5{\%} to 33.1{\%} in the 98 municipalities, demonstrating an over four-fold difference.CONCLUSION: The observed geographical variation was more pronounced at municipal level as compared to regional level, suggesting that the variation may be related to variances in clinical practice in primary care. This study highlights an urgent need for further educating professional carers and physicians to guide non-pharmacological as well as pharmacological management of neuropsychiatric symptoms in elderly patients with dementia.",
author = "Zakarias, {Johanne K{\o}bstrup} and Christina Jensen-Dahm and Ane N{\o}rgaard and Lea Stevnsborg and Christiane Gasse and Andersen, {Bodil Gramkow} and S{\o}ren Jacobsen and Waldorff, {Frans Boch} and Torben Moos and Gunhild Waldemar",
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T1 - Geographical Variation in Antipsychotic Drug Use in Elderly Patients with Dementia

T2 - A Nationwide Study

AU - Zakarias, Johanne Købstrup

AU - Jensen-Dahm, Christina

AU - Nørgaard, Ane

AU - Stevnsborg, Lea

AU - Gasse, Christiane

AU - Andersen, Bodil Gramkow

AU - Jacobsen, Søren

AU - Waldorff, Frans Boch

AU - Moos, Torben

AU - Waldemar, Gunhild

PY - 2016/10/4

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N2 - BACKGROUND: Use of antipsychotics in elderly patients with dementia has decreased in the past decade due to safety regulations; however use is still high. Geographical variation may indicate discrepancies in clinical practice and lack of adherence to evidence-based guidelines for the management of behavioral symptoms.OBJECTIVE: To investigate potential geographical variances in use of antipsychotic drugs in dementia care.METHODS: A registry-based cross-sectional study in the entire elderly population of Denmark (≥65 years) conducted in 2012. Data included place of residence, prescriptions filled, and hospital discharge diagnoses. Antipsychotic drug use among elderly with (n = 34,536) and without (n = 931,203) a dementia diagnosis was compared across the five regions and 98 municipalities in Denmark, adjusted for age and sex.RESULTS: In 2012, the national prevalence of antipsychotic drug use was 20.7% for elderly patients with dementia, with a national incidence of 3.9%. The prevalence ranged from 17.0% to 23.3% in the five regions and from 7.5% to 33.1% in the 98 municipalities, demonstrating an over four-fold difference.CONCLUSION: The observed geographical variation was more pronounced at municipal level as compared to regional level, suggesting that the variation may be related to variances in clinical practice in primary care. This study highlights an urgent need for further educating professional carers and physicians to guide non-pharmacological as well as pharmacological management of neuropsychiatric symptoms in elderly patients with dementia.

AB - BACKGROUND: Use of antipsychotics in elderly patients with dementia has decreased in the past decade due to safety regulations; however use is still high. Geographical variation may indicate discrepancies in clinical practice and lack of adherence to evidence-based guidelines for the management of behavioral symptoms.OBJECTIVE: To investigate potential geographical variances in use of antipsychotic drugs in dementia care.METHODS: A registry-based cross-sectional study in the entire elderly population of Denmark (≥65 years) conducted in 2012. Data included place of residence, prescriptions filled, and hospital discharge diagnoses. Antipsychotic drug use among elderly with (n = 34,536) and without (n = 931,203) a dementia diagnosis was compared across the five regions and 98 municipalities in Denmark, adjusted for age and sex.RESULTS: In 2012, the national prevalence of antipsychotic drug use was 20.7% for elderly patients with dementia, with a national incidence of 3.9%. The prevalence ranged from 17.0% to 23.3% in the five regions and from 7.5% to 33.1% in the 98 municipalities, demonstrating an over four-fold difference.CONCLUSION: The observed geographical variation was more pronounced at municipal level as compared to regional level, suggesting that the variation may be related to variances in clinical practice in primary care. This study highlights an urgent need for further educating professional carers and physicians to guide non-pharmacological as well as pharmacological management of neuropsychiatric symptoms in elderly patients with dementia.

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EP - 1192

JO - Journal of Alzheimer's Disease

JF - Journal of Alzheimer's Disease

SN - 1387-2877

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