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Table 5 Proportion of patients with 0 to 7 psychotropic drugs/ potentially inappropriate psychotropic medication during hospital stay

From: High prevalence of prescription of psychotropic drugs for older patients in a general hospital

  Surgical Depts. Dept. of Internal Medicine Dept. of Geriatrics Total (N = 2130)
all psychotropic drugs   
0 463 442 76 981
1 328 284 95 707
2 96 96 62 254
3 42 44 34 120
4 12 11 18 41
5 6 9 3 18
6 1 3 3 7
7 2 0 0 2
potentially inappropriate psychotropic drugs   
0 589 645 223 1457
1 302 212 59 573
2 45 29 9 83
3 11 1 0 12
4 2 2 0 4
5 0 0 0 0
6 1 0 0 1
  1. For the definition of potentially inappropriate psychotropic medication see Methods and Table 2