sábado, 29 de febrero de 2020

The Imperative for Person-Centered Dementia Care: Focus on Assessing and Working With Long-Term Care Residents Rather Than Percentage of People on a Medication - Journal of the American Medical Directors Association

The Imperative for Person-Centered Dementia Care: Focus on Assessing and Working With Long-Term Care Residents Rather Than Percentage of People on a Medication - Journal of the American Medical Directors Association: We appreciate the attention Drs Kale, Gitlin, and Lyketsos bring to CMS's singular
focus on antipsychotic use in those long-term care (LTC) residents with dementia and
behavior disturbance. As the authors point out, these universal behaviors are themselves
associated with poor health outcomes including mortality, injury to peers and staff,
and other undesirable outcomes. We agree with their premise: the focus on this 1 class
of medication without assessing the resident and the entire situation is both misguided
and leads to the use of less effective, more risky, and less evidence-based interventions.

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