Ethnic and Age Disparities in Patients Taking Long-acting Injectable Atypical Antipsychotics.

Title

Ethnic and Age Disparities in Patients Taking Long-acting Injectable Atypical Antipsychotics.

Creator

Soleman Mateen; Lam Nikki; Woo Benjamin K

Publisher

Cureus

Date

2017
2017-10

Description

Introduction This study will determine whether different ethnicities and different age groups receive equal amounts of long-acting atypical antipsychotics in comparison to their oral equivalents. Methods Secondary analyses of data from the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services Electronic Health Record (total N=63,134 inpatient visits) were performed. Chi-squared statistics were used to compare ethnicity and age with the use of either risperidone injectable or paliperidone palmitate (r-LAIs) versus risperidone oral. Results Among the 63,134 total inpatient visits, there were 3,011 patient visits that included the use of an atypical antipsychotic. Of these 3,011 visits, 452 (15.0%) were on r-LAIs and 2,559 (85.0%) were on risperidone oral. No statistically significant disparities were identified with the use of r-LAIs as compared to oral risperidone amongst ethnic groups (chi-square = 0.88, df = 3, p = 0.831). However, there was a statistically significant difference with the use of r-LAIs as compared to oral Risperidone amongst age groups, favoring younger patients (chi-square = 13.46, df = 3, p \textless 0.004). Conclusion Our data indicate a lack of ethnic disparities in prescribing long-acting atypical antipsychotics and an increased percentage of younger patients being treated with atypical depot antipsychotics over their oral equivalents.

Subject

antipsychotics; asian americans; duration of untreated psychosis; inpatient psychiatry; long-acting injections; psychopharmacology; racial disparities; schizophrenia

Identifier

Rights

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Pages

e1772–e1772

Issue

10

Volume

9

Citation

Soleman Mateen; Lam Nikki; Woo Benjamin K, “Ethnic and Age Disparities in Patients Taking Long-acting Injectable Atypical Antipsychotics.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 14, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5276.

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