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New Data shows Texas continues to outpace the national average for improvement

Keep up the Great Work!

CMS is tracking the progress of the National Partnership by reviewing publicly reported measures. The official measure of the Partnership is the percentage of long-stay nursing home residents who are receiving an antipsychotic medication, excluding those residents diagnosed with schizophrenia, Huntington's Disease or Tourette’s Syndrome. In 2011Q4, 23.9 percent of long-stay nursing home residents were receiving an antipsychotic medication; since then there has been a decrease of 33.2 percent to a national prevalence of 16 percent in 2016Q4.  Success has varied by state and CMS region, with many states and regions having seen a reduction of greater than 30 percent.  

Texas is currently ranking 36th in the nation which has been a great improvement as 

Texas began ranking at 51st in the Nation in 2011.  As of 2016 Q4 the Texas Prevalence is 17.3% which demonstrates a 40.1% change.


​                        Texas is the Blue Line            The Red Box represents the National Average