Q4 2017 Antipsychotic Medication Use Data Report From CMS (6/18)

By CMS - June 06, 2018

National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes: Antipsychotic Medication Use Data Report

In 2011Q4, 23.9 percent of long-stay nursing home residents were receiving an antipsychotic medication; since then there has been a decrease of 36.6 percent to a national prevalence of 15.1 percent in 2017Q4. Success has varied by state and CMS region, with some states and regions having seen a reduction of greater than 40 percent.