The inappropriate antipsychotic drugging of nursing home residents is a widespread and serious problem. Below is information on citations for inappropriate drugging for all licensed nursing homes, by state. These citations are for all inappropriate drugging, including (but not solely) antipsychotic drugs (unfortunately, the federal government does not have a distinct citation for inappropriate antipsychotic drugging).
These data were downloaded from data.medicare.gov in November 2017 and include all unnecessary drugging (F-329) citations for the last three years (as of October 2017).
Please see the “Notes” tab in each state file for more information about the data provided. We also recommend viewing our page on nursing home antipsychotic drugging rates, our Issue Alert on Antipsychotic Drugging and our Dementia Care Advocacy Toolkit, which includes helpful information and resources to reduce antipsychotic drugging.