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Nursing Homes Use Antipsychotic Drugs Unnecessarily

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Nursing homes are giving antipsychotic drugs to patients who don’t need them, according to a new government report.  In a study of Medicare cases, the Health and Human Services Inspector General found that “antipsychotic drugs were given to nursing home residents "unnecessarily" over 300,000 times between January and June 2007.”  More than half of those…

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Nursing Homes Need Medicare to Stay Fully Staffed

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Washington DC’s The Hill newspaper points out that nursing homes may be nervous about budget cuts. The Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care released data this week stating that nursing homes “create more jobs nationwide than any other healthcare employer except hospitals.” They hope this information will have some affect as Congress looks to Medicare…

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