Reducing Anti-Psychotic Drug Use in Nursing Homes

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Reducing Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotic Drugs to Improve Quality of Life for Nursing Home Residents in the District of Columbia (pdf)

Studies have shown that antipsychotic medications administered inappropriately to the elderly can have serious side effects and even result in death. In 2011, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes challenged nursing homes to reduce or eliminate inappropriate use of antipsychotic medications to treat behaviors exhibited in dementia residents. Click to continue reading the Case Study.

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