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Table 3 Number of psychotropic drugs per patient at the different assessment points in each nursing home

From: Consensus and evidence-based medication review to optimize and potentially reduce psychotropic drug prescription in institutionalized dementia patients

  Number psychotropic drugs/patient
Nursing home (NH) Baseline, mean (SD) Post-intervention, mean (SD) 1 month, mean (SD) 6 months, mean (SD)
NH 1 2.71 (1.53) 2.06 (1.33) 2.06 (1.33) 2.32 (1.66)
0.65 (p = 0.001) 0.65 (p = 0.001)* 0.39 (p = 0.035)*
NH 2 2.64 (1.30) 1.83 (1.14) 1.93 (1.21) 2.12 (1.35)
0.81 (p = 0.000) 0.71 (p = 0.000)* 0.52 (p = 0.002)*
NH 3 3 (1.53) 2.24 (1.42) 2.24 (1.36) 1.95 (1.40)
0.76 (p = 0.000) 0.76 (p = 0.001)* 1.05 (p = 0.000)*
NH 4 3.43 (1.87) 2.43 (1.65) 2.14 (1.70) 2.54 (1.94)
1.00 (p = 0.004) 1.29 (p = 0.004)* 0.89 (p = 0.008)*
NH 5 3.1 (1.49) 1.94 (1.13) 1.98 (1.15) 2.04 (1.17)
1.16 (p = 0.000) 1.12 (p = 0.000)* 1.06 (p = 0.000)*
NH 6 2.23 (1.26) 1.62 (1.04) 1.55 (1.14) 1.64 (0.98)
0.61 (p = 0.000) 0.68 (p = 0.000)* 0.59 (p = 0.000)*
NH 7 2.23 (1.45) 2.14 (1.32) 2.14 (1.32) 2.23 (1.54)
0.09 (p = 0.593) 0.09 (p = 0.593)* 0.00 (p = 1.000)*
  1. *Difference in the mean number of psychotropic drugs prescribed before (baseline) and after the intervention and between baseline and 1 and 6 months