Readmission Rates of Patients with Schizophrenia Treated with Depot Antipsychotics versus Oral Antipsychotics in a Community Hospital.

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Readmission Rates of Patients with Schizophrenia Treated with Depot Antipsychotics versus Oral Antipsychotics in a Community Hospital.

Cureus. 2018 Dec 24;10(12):e3775

Authors: Espiridion ED, Lewandrowski C, Shahriari S, Bestoyong DF

Abstract
This is a pilot study comparing the 30 and 60 day relapse rates for schizophrenic patients treated with long-acting injectable antipsychotics versus traditional oral antipsychotics in a community hospital setting. This is a retrospective cohort study and medical records were reviewed to gather data involving readmission rates. We analyzed the data using relative risk (RR) for the 30 days and 60 days after patient discharge from the behavioral health unit of a community hospital.

PMID: 30820394 [PubMed]