Auditing Psychotropic Medication Therapy

Auditing Psychotropic Medication Therapy

Tool Objective

This tool was developed in recognition of the complexities of psychotropic medication use in adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Research has demonstrated that such medications are often overprescribed or otherwise inappropriately prescribed. This tool is intended to help primary care providers to audit psychotropic medication use in their patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities, so that such medications are used following best practice guidelines in this population.

Developed by

The Behavioural and Mental Health Working Group of the Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Initiative (2011), chaired by Dr. Elspeth Bradley, Surrey Place  Centre, Toronto

The Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program is currently in the process of updating this 2011 practice resource to reflect the Primary care of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities: 2018 Canadian consensus guidelines (Canadian Family Physician, Vol 64: April 2018). Updated practice resources are scheduled to be launched in October 2018.