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Emergency Use 60% Higher Among Consumers With Schizophrenia & Not Taking Antipsychotics As Directed

News | September 10, 2018

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North Carolina Medicaid beneficiaries diagnosed with schizophrenia who failed to take antipsychotic medications as directed had 60% more emergency department visits for medical concerns than beneficiaries with schizophrenia who took antipsychotics as directed. The relationship between adherence and psychiatric emergency department use was small and not statistically significant. These findings were reported in “Antipsychotic Adherence…

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