New Outline Seeks to Give Providers Balance for Antipsychotic Prescribing

November 27, 2018

Patrick Connole

​A new study in JAMDA provides information on how skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) can continue to manage the prescription of antipsychotics at a time practitioners are using greater caution than ever in how they distribute such drugs.

JAMDA is the official journal of AMDA–The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. 

The study said while clinicians in SNFs are more careful than ever about how they use antipsychotics with residents with dementia, implementing evidence-based antipsychotic prescribing practices can be challenging. In fact, study authors concluded that greater policy and institutional support is necessary to encourage and enable better prescribing decisions.