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Data Element
Version 2012B

Data Element Name: Number of Antipsychotic Medications Prescribed at Discharge
Collected For: HBIPS-4, HBIPS-5,
Definition:The number of routinely scheduled antipsychotic medications prescribed to the patient at discharge as documented in the medical record.
Suggested Data Collection Question:What is the documented number of antipsychotic medications prescribed for the patient at discharge?
Length:2 or UTD
Allowable Values:

UTD= Unable to Determine

Notes for Abstraction:An antipsychotic medication is defined as any of a group of drugs, such as the phenothiazines, butyrophenones or serotonin-dopamine antagonists, which are used to treat psychosis. An antipsychotic medication is also called neuroleptic (refer to Appendix B, Table 10.0- Antipsychotic Medications).

If the patient was in an acute-care hospital and had multiple admissions to the psychiatric unit during his or her hospitalization, this information should be abstracted only once at the time of discharge from the hospital.

If the patient is on two forms of the same medication i.e., po and IM, this would be counted as one antipsychotic medication.

Only use “Antipsychotic NOS” in the following situation:

  • For new antipsychotics that are not yet listed in Table 10.0 in Appendix B.

Suggested Data Sources:

  • Aftercare discharge plan
  • Continuing care plan
  • Discharge plan
  • Final discharge summary
  • Interim discharge summary
  • Medication reconciliation form
  • Physician discharge orders
  • Physician progress notes
  • Referral form

Additional Notes:
Guidelines for Abstraction:
Inclusion Exclusion
  • Refer to Appendix B, Table 10.0- Antipsychotic Medications

  • PRN antipsychotic medications
  • Short-acting intramuscular antipsychotic medications (refer to Appendix B, Table 10.1- Short-Acting Intramuscular Antipsychotic Medications)

Number of Antipsychotic Medications Prescribed at Discharge
Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures (v2012B)
Discharges 07-01-12 (3Q12) through 12-31-12 (4Q12)