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April 13, 2015
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Rutgers to Investigate Overuse of Antipsychotic Drugs in Dementia Patients

Rutgers will take the lead in a three-year study that will investigate the effectiveness of federal and state initiatives to address overprescribing of antipsychotic medications for dementia patients in nursing homes.


Stephen Crystal, Board of Governors professor and associate director for Health Services Research at Rutgers' Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, is the principal investigator for the study, “Improving Medication Safety in Nursing Home Dementia Care.” Crystal will work with regulators, patient advocates and other groups to track the progress of medication safety in each state.

The project’s goal is to identify strategies to reduce the number of dementia patients in nursing homes who are receiving antipsychotic medications.

 

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Rutgers Today
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