Goal to Reduce Antipsychotics in Nursing Homes Met-New Goal Set


Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

Monday, October 2, 2017 the “National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care announced that it met its goal of reducing the national prevalence of antipsychotic use in long-stay nursing home residents by 30 percent by the end of 2016. It also announced a new goal of a 15 percent reduction by the end of 2019 for long-stay residents in those homes with currently limited reduction rates, using the prior baseline rate (fourth quarter of 2011).  All 50 states and every CMS region showed improvement.”


“Nursing homes with low rates of antipsychotic medication use are encouraged to continue their efforts and maintain their success, while those with high rates of use are to work to decrease antipsychotic medication use by 15 percent for long-stay residents by the end of 2019. Data for homes with
high rates of use has been collected and will be shared with State Dementia Care Coalitions for outreach purposes.”

Take a few minutes to view the other 2 graphs on this Fact Sheet:

  • Quarterly Prevalence of Antipsychotic Use for Long-Stay Residents
    (by CMS Region)
  • Quarterly Prevalence of Antipsychotic Use for Long-Stay Residents
    (by State)

Additional information can be found on the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes website.

 

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