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Table 2 Prescription patterns and administration routes of psychotic medications for respondent patients

From: Prescription practices in the treatment of agitation in newly hospitalized Chinese schizophrenia patients: data from a non-interventional naturalistic study

  Overall (n = 847) Schizophrenia In older persons (n = 51)
Prescription patterns, n(%)
 Monotherapy 412(48.64) 34(66.67)
 Typical antipsychotic only 41(4.84) 5(9.80)
 Atypical antipsychotic only 371(43.80) 29(56.86)
Polypharmacy 435(51.36) 17(33.33)
 Typical+ Typical 3(0.35) 0
 Typical+ Atypical 287(33.88) 13 (25.49)
 Atypical+ Atypical 145(17.12) 4 (284.31)
Concomitant medications, n(%)
 Benzodiazepines 40(4.72%) 2(3.92)
 MECT, n(%) 81(9.56%) 2(3.92)
Administration route, n(%)
 Oral route alone 462(54.55%) 30(58.82)
 A combination of oral and intramuscular injections route 338(39.91%) 14(27.45)
 Intramuscular injections route alone 47 (5.55%) 7(13.73)