Title

Adherence to Clinical Practice Guidelines When Prescribing Second-Generation Antipsychotics

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2016

Description

This study was undertaken to determine adherence rates to side effect monitoring guidelines of second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs) approximately 10 years after their publication to assess the quality of care being provided to patients with mental illness at an urban community mental health center located in the Southeast United States. Results indicated an initial combined collection of fasting blood glucose (FBG) and fasting lipid profile (FLP) of 30%. At the 3-month time point, 20% of FBG and FLP were checked and at 1 year 14%. Study results suggest there is a need for practice improvements to increase quality of care.

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