Long-Term Care

Antipsychotic medication use decreased more than expected in LTC

MDS 3.0 Insider, March 6, 2015

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In 2012, the long-term industry launched a goal of a 15 percent reduction in the off-label use of antipsychotic medications. Use of antipsychotic medications in long-stay nursing home residents has decreased more than expected. According to CMS quality data, 19.2 percent of long-stay nursing home residents were receiving an antipsychotic medication in the third quarter of 2014 compared with 23.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011, a decrease of 19.4 percent.

 
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