VI. ADHERENCE TO PORT PHARMACOTHERAPY GUIDELINES FOR PATIENTS WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA

Percentage of patients receiving oral antipsychotic medication (81%).

Percentage of veterans dosed higher than recommended guidelines (12.3%)

Percentage of veterans dosed lower than recommended guidelines (28.6%)

Percentage of patients receiving polypharmacy (two antipsychotic medications)(8.1%)

VII. OUTCOMES ON THE GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF FUNCTIONING (GAF) SCALE

Improvement after inpatient discharge

Change from inpatient GAF to last outpatient GAF in first six months after discharge (4.9)

Change from inpatient GAF to the last outpatient GAF of the fiscal year (6.4)

Improvement after during outpatient treatment

Change from first outpatient GAF to last outpatient GAF in the next 6 months (0.46)

Change from first outpatient GAF to last outpatient GAF of the fiscal year (0.33)

Change from first outpatient GAF in the second 6 months of the fiscal year to the last outpatient GAF of the fiscal year (0.38)

Among newly admitted outpatient veterans (those with no outpatient mental health visits in the first 3 months of the fiscal year) the change from first outpatient GAF to last outpatient GAF of the fiscal year (1.9)



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