Antipsychotics and mortality: adjusting for mortality risk scores to address confounding by terminal illness.

OBJECTIVES To determine whether adjustment for prognostic indices specifically developed for nursing home (NH) populations affect the magnitude of previously observed associations between mortality and conventional and atypical antipsychotics. DESIGN Cohort study. SETTING A merged data set of Medicaid, Medicare, Minimum Data Set (MDS), Online Survey… CONTINUE READING