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NY Initiative Improves Clozapine Prescribing in Medicaid Patients With Schizophrenia

The proportion of new clozapine trials for Medicaid patients with schizophrenia, among all new outpatient antipsychotic trials, increased 40% between 2009 and 2013 in New York state, following a multifaceted state initiative aimed at educating clinicians, patients, and their families about the benefits of this particular antipsychotic medication and providing support to clinicians in its use.The largest gains occurred in state-operated clinics, according to a report by representatives from the New York State Office of Mental Health (NYSOMH) in Psychiatric Services in Advance.Clozapine has been shown to be the most...

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Published By: Psychiatric News - Tuesday, 12 January, 2016

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