• Sally Kit Ipsen
4. term, Mathematics, Master (Master Programme)
This project examines the use of antipsychotics among elderly patients with dementia. In 2007 the Danish Health and Medicines Authority issued a guideline including an upper limit of how much antipsychotic medication an elderly patient with dementia should receive.
The analysis is performed using the theory of longitudinal data. The model used is a linear mixed effects model with random intercepts. The estimates obtained from this model, expresses how much effect the different variables have on the use of medication.
The conclusion is that the patients still use the same amount of antipsychotics regardless the guideline. When adjusted for all other variables, there still is an increase in the amount used over time - even after the guideline was issued.
Publication date10 Jun 2016
Number of pages62
External collaboratorNational Center for Registerbased Research
Senior Researcher, PhD Christiane Gasse cg@econ.au.dk
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