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12 month randomised controlled trial.
36 NHs in Sweden.
1854 permanent NH residents (mean age 84 y, 70% women) of whom 39% had a diagnosis of dementia, 4.3% had a psychotic disorder, and 6.4% had a diagnosis of depression. NHs were eligible if they were typical of the region, were under the jurisdiction of 1 of 18 randomly selected regional pharmacy directors, and the supervising physicians were not geriatric specialists.
NHs were allocated to an experimental intervention group (15 NHs, 626 residents) or a control group (18 NHs, 1228 residents). The experimental intervention involved 1 visit each month …
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