Alternative and “Off-Label” Uses of Antipsychotic Medications in Medicaid
November 10, 2010
Hilltop Senior Research Analyst Michael Abrams, MPH, presented this poster at the 138th American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting held November 6 through 10, 2010, in Denver, Colorado. Alternative and “Off-Label” Uses of Antipsychotic Medications in Medicaid summarizes a study that used Medicaid administrative data from a single state (Maryland) and year (7/2000 to 6/2001) to estimate rates of alternative uses for antipsychotics. This study found a substantial alternative use of antipsychotics, especially for mood disorders and suggested distinctive patterns for the most experienced mental health care providers in alternative use of these medications.