Medicine team helps psychiatric citizens with safe medication

June 02, 2016
A cross-disciplinary medicine team helps improve the medication of psychiatric patients.

As part of a new project, Central Denmark Region has employed a special medicine team to help ensure that citizens who receive treatment with antidepressants and antipsychotic medicine are prescribed the most efficient regimen possible. The special medicine team is cross-disciplinary and consists of a clinical pharmacologist, a psychiatrist, a general practitioner, and a pharmacist. Together the team evaluates the current medication regimens of participating citizens to look for regimens that are out of accordance with official guidelines.

The project target group is citizens who get doses of antidepressants or antipsychotic medicine that surpass the recommendations or citizens who take more than three different kinds of medication. The region estimates that 600 citizens fit the target group. So far, 15 citizens have signed up for the project.

The goal of the project, which is financed with funds from the pool for the social area, is to identify citizens who are too heavily medicated and essentially help them out of the project target group.