NHS Digital dementia statistics, as published in the now expanded version the monthly Recorded Dementia Diagnoses report, indicate that 9.4% of patients with a recorded dementia diagnosis receive an antipsychotic medication prescription currently (i.e. based on data from the 6 weeks to November 30th 2017).
Further statistics in brief:
“Recorded dementia prevalence at 30 November 2017 is 0.781% (1 person in 128)… The number of people with dementia is estimated to be 645,783; of whom 68.7% have a coded dementia diagnosis recorded”.
NHS Digital publishes dementia and antipsychotic drug prescription data for first time. [Online]: NHS Digital, December 15th 2017.
This relates to:
Recorded dementia diagnoses, November 2017. [Online]: NHS Digital, December 15th 2017.