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)
  • The percent of nursing home long-stay residents in Rhode Island who got an antipsychotic medication has remained largely unchanged in recent years, and remains above the national average throughout this time period.

Measure Source: Medicare Care Compare

Nursing home antipsychotic use over time