GAO Reports Addresses Antipsychotic Prescriptions

Modern Healthcare (3/5, Rice, Subscription Publication) reports that “internists, family medicine physicians, psychiatrists and neurologists wrote more than 80% of the prescriptions for antipsychotics for older adults with dementia in 2012, according to a report calling for expanded federal efforts to curb use of the” medicines. The Government Accountability Office report said that even “though several initiatives have addressed overuse of the medications among nursing home patients who do not have a diagnosis of psychosis, no actions have specifically been directed to other settings.”

Related Links:

— “Antipsychotic overuse not just a problem in nursing homes,” Sabriya Rice, Modern Healthcare, March 4, 2015.

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