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Second-Generation Antipsychotic Prescribing Patterns for Pediatric Patients Enrolled in West Virginia Medicaid.

Authors
  • Melvin, Kelly E1
  • Hart, Joseph C1
  • Sorvig, Richard D1
  • 1 Dr. Melvin and Dr. Hart are with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia. Mr. Sorvig is with Pharmacy Services, Division of Medicaid Service, West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Charleston.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.)
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2017
Volume
68
Issue
10
Pages
1061–1067
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1176/appi.ps.201600489
PMID: 28566023
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Implementation of a second-generation antipsychotic PA program for children under age 18 resulted in a significant decrease in the prescribing rate for this class of medication, without sustained compensatory prescribing of other psychotropic classes.

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