Metabolic Monitoring of Pediatric Patients Prescribed Second-Generation Antipsychotic Medication: A Quality Improvement Project

Julie Roebuck
Background: The prevalence of psychotropic medication prescription use in youth has increased over the past several years (Olfson, et. al, 2015; Patten, et. al, 2012; Pathak, et. al, 2010). National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that between 2005 and 2010, approximately 6% of adolescents within the United States (U.S.) reported using psychotropic medication within the past month with 1% reporting use of antipsychotic medication (CDC,...
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