As of the second quarter of 2018, 20% of nursing home residents received antipsychotics, however just 2% have a diagnosis that calls for an antipsychotic. In facilities throughout the U.S., the percentage of residents who are receiving antipsychotic drugs ranges from 0% to 100%. These findings were reported in "U.S. Nursing Home Antipsychotic Drugging Rates: 2018Q2" by the Long-Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC). Researchers for the LTCCC analyzed data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding psychotic drug prescription rates for covered individuals, identifying those located in nursing home facilities. Data are for non . . .
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