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Florida Best Practice Medication Guidelines Survey Results

One of the main goals of the Florida Medicaid Drug Therapy Management Program (MDTMP) is to improve the quality of psychotherapeutic drug prescribing practices based on the strength of the current scientific information. Evidence based guidelines were developed by the Program for children, adolescents and adults utilizing national and Florida experts and extensive reviews of the behavioral health literature. From time to time we survey the users of the Florida psychotherapeutic guidelines to better understand how the guidelines are used and make improvements based on responses. Recently a survey was administered in order to gather general information in regards to the use of the Florida Best Practice Medication Guidelines and other prescribing practices. This survey was sent to over 400 clinicians via hard mail and e-mail, resulting in an approximate 15% response rate. A summary of the current results include: