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Patients discharged on multiple antipsychotic medications with appropriate justification

Using more than one antipsychotic medicine at a time can lead to side effects, often without improving clinical outcomes. Practice guidelines recommend the use of a second antipsychotic only after multiple trials of a single antipsychotic. Sometimes patients may be discharged on multiple antipsychotics with an aftercare plan to transition to one medicine later on.

About this measure

This measure tracks the percent of patients discharged from a hospital-based inpatient psychiatric setting on two or more antipsychotic medications with appropriate justification.