Healthcare Quality

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)
  • Since mid-2020 the use of antipsychotic medications has increased to a level well above what was seen in 2017. Rhode Island has remained above the national average since 2017 and is one of the lowest performing states for this indicator.

Measure Source: Medicare Care Compare

Nursing home antipsychotic use over time