Some states cited very few antipsychotic drug deficiencies, and other states, larger numbers. One state cited only eight antipsychotic drug deficiencies in the two-year period; another state cited 148 antipsychotic drug deficiencies. These differences are not explained by the number of facilities in the states.  The lowest-citing state cited one antipsychotic drug deficiency for every nursing facilities in the two-year period; the highest-citing state cited one antipsychotic drug deficiency for every nursing facilities in the two-year period.
The dose of Haldol Decanoate 50 or Haldol Decanoate 100 should be expressed in terms of its haloperidol content. The starting dose of haloperidol decanoate should be based on the patient's age, clinical history, physical condition, and response to previous antipsychotic therapy. The preferred approach to determining the minimum effective dose is to begin with lower initial doses and to adjust the dose upward as needed. For patients previously maintained on low doses of antipsychotics (. up to the equivalent of 10 mg/day oral haloperidol), it is recommended that the initial dose of haloperidol decanoate be 10–15 times the previous daily dose in oral haloperidol equivalents; limited clinical experience suggests that lower initial doses may be adequate.