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Paper by Dr. Eric Latimer published in the April issue of "Clinical Schizophrenia & Related Psychoses"

Underprescribing of Clozapine and Unexplained Variation in Use Across Hospitals and Regions in the Canadian Province of Québec

Clinical guidelines recommend a trial of clozapine for schizophrenia patients who are refractory to other antipsychotics; its benefits for this population, including a reduction in suicide rates, have been documented in numerous studies.   This paper uses Québec government administrative data (RAMQ and Med-Echo) to show that, in 2004, fewer than 7% of peo

Published: 22Mar2013