Off-label use of second-generation antipsychotic agents among elderly nursing home residents.

@article{Kamble2010OfflabelUO,
  title={Off-label use of second-generation antipsychotic agents among elderly nursing home residents.},
  author={Pravin Shivaji Kamble and Jeff Sherer and Hua Chen and Rajender Aparasu},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={2010},
  volume={61 2},
  pages={130-6}
}
OBJECTIVE This study examined off-label and evidence-based use of second-generation antipsychotic agents among elderly nursing home residents and factors associated with off-label use. METHODS This study involved a retrospective, cross-sectional analysis of data from the 2004 National Nursing Home Survey (NNHS). The sample included nursing home residents 65 years and older who received second-generation antipsychotic agents. This study used an indication-based definition of off-label use… CONTINUE READING