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Table 3 Medication-specific observations recorded in the metabolic monitoring forms at baseline

From: Use of an electronic metabolic monitoring form in a mental health service – a retrospective file audit

  Measurea Observation recorded – n (%) Observation not recorded – n (%)
Endocrine Prolactin levelb 27 (10.3) 234 (89.7)
Sodium valproate Full blood count 8 (3.1) 253 (96.9)
  Valproate level 26 (10.0) 235 (90.0)
Carbamazepine Full blood count 1 (0.4) 260 (99.6)
  Carbamazepine level 3 (1.1) 258 (98.9)
Lithium Thyroid function test 54 (20.7) 207 (79.3)
  Lithium level 3 (1.1) 258 (98.9)
Clozapine Clozapine level 40 (15.3) 221 (84.7)
  1. aSpace is also provided on the form to record observations of cardiac function, including electrocardiogram (rate, rhythm, abnormality), echocardiogram (if consumers are on Clozapine), and troponin. No forms contained observations for these measures
  2. bInstructions on form are to record if consumer is on Risperidone or Amisulpride