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Table 2 Documentation of prescribing rationale of psychotropic vs. non-psychotropic drugs (total n = 780)

From: Accuracy of prescribing documentation by UK junior doctors undertaking psychiatry placements: a multi-centre observational study

Drug Documented rationale for prescribing, yes ORa (95% CI) P
n (%)
Non-psychotropic drugs 153 (81.8) 1.00
All psychotropic drugs 309 (52.1) 0.24 (0.16–0.36) < 0.001
Antipsychotics 113 (48.7) 0.21 (0.13–0.33) < 0.001
Anti-depressants 48 (44.9) 0.18 (0.11–0.31) < 0.001
Benzodiazepines & hypnotic drugs 101 (55.8) 0.28 (0.17–0.45) < 0.001
Anti-cholinergics 21 (60.0) 0.33 (0.15–0.72) 0.005
Lithium 21 (87.5) 1.70 (0.45–6.00) 0.410
  1. OR Odds ratio, CI confidence interval
  2. aOdds ratios are for unadjusted model—adjusting for confounders did not alter results