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Antipsychotic drug use in nursing homes continues to decline

The latest update from the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes shows that nursing homes have continued to decrease the percentage of long-stay nursing home residents who are on antipsychotic drugs. The Partnership, which started in 2011, has found that there has been a decrease of 21.7% since the program was started, reducing the national prevalence of antipsychotic drug use in nursing homes to less than 19%. CMS Region 1 and Region 9 (27.1% and 29.9%, respectively) have shown the largest reduction in use, with CMS Regions 5, 7 and 8 showing the smallest reduction (17-18%).

View the data from the National Partnership for 2011Q2 to 2015Q1 to see the current findings.

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