Antipsychotic Use Has Fallen More than Expected

February 27, 2015 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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​The percentage of long-term nursing home residents receiving an antipsychotic medication has decreased more than expected, from a baseline of 23.9% in the fourth quarter of 2011 to 19.2% in the third quarter of 2014, as described in a February 9, 2015, article in Long-Term Living. The drop represents a 19.4% decrease. The data was presented at a meeting of the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes, a public-private collaborative headed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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