Patterns of Antipsychotic Medication Prescribing in Australia.

Schizophrenia is a mental health disorder characterised by hallucinations, delusions and disorganised behaviour. The Australian pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS) reimburse a number of antipsychotic therapies, however, there is little known around the patterns of utilisation and the patient characteristics of these options. Objective: To describe the antipsychotic treatment patterns and the time to antipsychotic switch.