Friday, December 15, 2006

Another contained group getting drugged for profit...

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Caseworkers, however, are trained in how to  make behavioral assessments, not medical  assessments. The entire placement system,  in fact, is built around behavioral assessments;  the more difficult the child’s behavior,  the higher the service level and the higher the reimbursement.


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Medically Fragile Children  and Psychotropic Drugs

Almost half (44 percent) or 717 of the medically fragile foster children were on psychotropic drugs in fiscal 2004. The most common psychotropic medications prescribed to these children were antidepressants, followed closely by antipsychotics and stimulants

(Exhibit 13).


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