The Center for Medicare Advocacy advised yesterday that nursing facilities could realize huge savings by eliminating “inappropriate and life-threatening” antipsychotic drugs. The statement added to testimony at a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing held last week. The statement also advised that more than 90% of nursing facilities were inadequately staffed, resulting in unnecessary trips to the emergency room.
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