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Table 3 Number of patients (percentage in brackets) with least one psychotic drug taken at study entry, during hospitalisation and at discharge.

From: An observational study in psychiatric acute patients admitted to General Hospital Psychiatric Wards in Italy

  Study entry Day 1 Day 4 Day 7 Discharge
Patients taking at least one drug 472 (64.8) 661 (90.8) 601 (94.9) 461 (95.2) 676 (92.9)
Monotherapy 117 (24.8) 87 (13.2) 43 (7.2) 38 (8.2) 91 (13.5)
Combination with 2 drugs 104 (22.0) 192 (29.0) 141 (23.5) 95 (20.6) 180 (26.6)
Combination with 3 drugs 128 (27.1) 191 (28.9) 180 (30.0) 132 (28.6) 196 (29.0)
Combination with 4 drugs 89 (18.9) 128 (19.4) 140 (23.3) 110 (23.9) 142 (21.0)
Combination with > 4 drugs 34 (7.2) 50 (7.6) 65 (10.8) 52 (11.3) 61 (9.0)
Mean number of drugs (± SD) 2.6 ± 1.3 2.9 ± 1.2 3.2 ± 1.3 3.3 ± 1.4 2.9 ± 1.2