Psychotropic Medication Patterns Among Youth in Foster Care

  title={Psychotropic Medication Patterns Among Youth in Foster Care},
  author={J. Zito and D. Safer and Devadatta Sai and J. Gardner and D. Thomas and P. Coombes and Melissa Dubowski and Maria Mendez-Lewis},
  pages={e157 - e163}
  • J. Zito, D. Safer, +5 authors Maria Mendez-Lewis
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • CONTEXT. Studies have revealed that youth in foster care covered by Medicaid insurance receive psychotropic medication at a rate >3 times that of Medicaid-insured youth who qualify by low family income. Systematic data on patterns of medication treatment, particularly concomitant drugs, for youth in foster care are limited. OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this work was to describe and quantify patterns of psychotropic monotherapy and concomitant therapy prescribed to a randomly selected, 1-month… CONTINUE READING
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