Psychotropic Medications: Addressing Costs without Restricting Access
08/02/2004 | 409 Requests *
States have used a variety of techniques to combat the rising costs of prescriptions, especially for psychotropic medications. This paper notes that it is important to consider alternatives that have the potential to both contain costs and improve the quality of care and outcomes. The paper provides some examples of promising practices from Pennsylvania, Missouri, Texas, and Massachusetts.
- Psychotropic Meds Report PDF (110K, 12 pages)
- Psycotropic Meds Report Html (87K, 12 pages)
Public Health; Expenditures; psychotropic medications; behavioral prescriber; outlier management system; texas medication algorithm project; prescription costs
Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities, State/Agency Information
Promising practices, Reports
Massachusetts, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas, All States/Territories
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