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Practitioner attitudes to clozapine initiation

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Objective: Clozapine is the most effective antipsychotic for treatment-resistant schizophrenia. It is recommended as third-line treatment for schizophrenia in national and local guidelines. Despite this, it is underutilised. This survey aimed to clarify barriers to prescribing and elucidate factors that may improve patient access to clozapine. Method: A questionnaire was made available to all staff members at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Results: In total, 144 clinical staf...

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10.1111/acps.12193

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Publisher:
Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Journal:
Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
Volume:
130
Issue:
1
Pages:
16-24
Publication date:
2014
DOI:
EISSN:
1600-0447
ISSN:
0001-690X
URN:
uuid:868ca3a2-8745-482f-9bf6-9646710c90dc
Source identifiers:
471962
Local pid:
pubs:471962

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