Antipsychotic Use in Nursing Homes Drops

February 5, 2018

The AP (2/5, Crary) reports on its website that new CMS data indicate “the percentage of long-term nursing home residents being given antipsychotic drugs dropped from about 24 percent in late 2011 to under 16 percent last year.” The results follow advocacy work by groups such as AARP to reduce antipsychotic use, and their “long-running campaign” gained new support Monday “with the release of a detailed report by Human Rights Watch urging” authorities to increase scrutiny of their use.

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Last modified on 02/05/2018

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