Psychotropic use in community residential care facilities: A prospective cohort study.

@article{Lakey2006PsychotropicUI,
  title={Psychotropic use in community residential care facilities: A prospective cohort study.},
  author={Susan L Lakey and Shelly L. Gray and Anne E B Sales and Jean H Sullivan and Susan C. Hedrick},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric pharmacotherapy},
  year={2006},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={227-35}
}
BACKGROUND Psychotropic medication use in community residential care (CRC) facilities has been reported to be similar to that found in nursing homes before the implementation of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987. OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to (1) describe patterns of psychotropic medication use at baseline and after 1 year of follow-up in adult residents aged > or =65 years supported by Medicaid in CRC facilities, (2) describe the quality of psychotropic use, and… CONTINUE READING

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