Nursing home antipsychotic use
Percentage of nursing home long-stay residents who got an antipsychotic medication
About this data measure
- Nursing homes have, and continue toward, reducing antipsychotic use in response to increasing evidence of the marginal benefits and potential adverse effects. (Source: CMS)
- While the percent of nursing home long-stay residents in Rhode Island who got an antipsychotic medication declined from 2017 to mid-2020, since mid-2020 the use of antipsychotic medications has increased to a level above what was seen in 2017. Rhode Island has remained above the national average throughout this time period.
Measure Source: Medicare Care Compare