Here is my question: Do your house physicians manage you or you them?

Here is my question:  Do your house physicians manage you or you them?

Recently, McKnight’s Long-Term Care News published an article on the use of antipsychotics in nursing homes. The essence of the article is that CMS partnered with the American Health Care Associations Quality Initiative (AHCAQI) in an effort to effect a 15% reduction in antipsychotic drug use in nursing homes by the end of the 2012. The data demonstrates they did not come close to meeting that goal. It appears the principal reason for this failure is because physicians continue to prescribe them. AHCAQI is now calling for CMS to put more pressure on physicians to reduce antipsychotics.

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