December 1, 2011
Overprescribed: Antipsychotics in Nursing Homes for Dementia Patients

Eighty-eight percent of atypical antipsychotic drugs claims were for nursing home residents with dementia.
83 percent of Medicare claims for atypical antipsychotic drugs for elderly nursing home residents were prescribed for off-label uses.
Half of these drug claims should not have been paid for by Medicare because the drugs were not used for medically accepted indications.

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