Title

Antipsychotic use among nursing home residents

UMMS Affiliation

Meyers Primary Care Institute; Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine

Date

2-6-2013

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Aged; Antipsychotic Agents; Female; Humans; Male; Nursing Homes; Off-Label Use; Pharmacies; Physician's Practice Patterns; Prevalence; Retrospective Studies; United States

Disciplines

Geriatrics | Health Services Research | Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Abstract

The prescribing of antipsychotic medications persists at high levels in US nursing homes (NHs) despite extensive data demonstrating marginal clinical benefits and serious adverse effects, including death.1- 2 However, imprecise and outdated data have limited the understanding of the current state of antipsychotic medication prescribing in NHs.3 We analyzed recent and detailed NH prescription data to address: (1) What is the current level of antipsychotic use? (2) Does antipsychotic use in NHs display geographic variation? and (3) Which antipsychotics are most commonly prescribed?

Comments

Citation: JAMA. 2013 Feb 6;309(5):440-2. doi: 10.1001/jama.2012.211266. Link to article on publisher's site

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

23385262