Antipsychotic Drug Use In Nursing Homes Down Nearly 30% Since 2011

News Report | July 5, 2016


From 2011 to 2016, the percentage of long-stay nursing home residents prescribed antipsychotics off-label has dropped by 28.8%, from 23.9% in in the fourth quarter of 2011 to 17.0% in in the fourth quarter of 2015. The reduction across the states varies, with the greatest reduction, 41%, in Delaware where the percentage of long-stay nursing home residents prescribed antipsychotics dropped from 21.3% in the last quarter of 2011 to 12.6% in the last quarter of 2015. Tennessee had the greatest percentage point drop, from 30.0% in 2011 to 20.2% in . . .

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