Prevalence and predictors of Lipid and Glucose monitoring in commercially insured patients treated with second-generation antipsychotic agents

Daniel (Dan) Haupt, Lisa C. Rosenblatt, Edward Kim, Ross A. Baker, Richard Whitehead, John W. Newcomer

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Objective: The authors sought to quantify plasma lipid and glucose testing rates in patients receiving second-generation antipsychotics before and after guidelines recommending testing were issued in February 2004 by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Method: In this retrospective cohort analysis using data from a large managed care database (PharMetrics, 2000-2006), patients under age 65 on second-generation antipsychotics were identified and followed from 40 days before to 130 days after the antipsychotic prescription was written. Baseline and 12-week (±40 days) lipid and glucose testing rates were deter-mined for pre- and postguideline cohorts. Logistic regression analyses determined predictors of baseline and 12-week lipid and glucose testing while controlling for covariates. Results: A total of 5,787 preguideline patients and 17,832 postguideline patients were identified. Baseline lipid testing rates were 8.4% for the preguideline cohort and 10.5% for the postguideline cohort, and the 12-week testing rates were 6.8% and 9.0%, respectively. Baseline glucose testing rates were 17.3% for the preguideline cohort and 21.8% for the postguideline cohort, and the 12-week testing rates were 14.1% and 17.9%, respectively. All four comparisons were statistically significant. Baseline and 12-week testing rates for lipids and glucose in children were the lowest of all age groups. Conclusions: Despite statistically significant improvements after the ADA guidelines were issued, monitoring for plasma lipids and glucose in this population remains low. Clinicians and administrators responsible for the health of at-risk populations should implement new approaches for effective monitoring of major modifiable risk factors for medical morbidity and mortality in patients taking second-generation antipsychotics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-353
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Volume166
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Antipsychotic Agents
Lipids
Glucose
Guidelines
Managed Care Programs
Administrative Personnel
Prescriptions
Cohort Studies
Age Groups
Logistic Models
Regression Analysis
Databases
Morbidity
Mortality
Health
Population

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Prevalence and predictors of Lipid and Glucose monitoring in commercially insured patients treated with second-generation antipsychotic agents. / Haupt, Daniel (Dan); Rosenblatt, Lisa C.; Kim, Edward; Baker, Ross A.; Whitehead, Richard; Newcomer, John W.

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Haupt, Daniel (Dan) ; Rosenblatt, Lisa C. ; Kim, Edward ; Baker, Ross A. ; Whitehead, Richard ; Newcomer, John W. / Prevalence and predictors of Lipid and Glucose monitoring in commercially insured patients treated with second-generation antipsychotic agents. In: American Journal of Psychiatry. 2009 ; Vol. 166, No. 3. pp. 345-353.
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