Behrooz Tavakoly

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BACKGROUND How best to plan and provide psychosocial care following disasters remains keenly debated. AIMS To develop evidence-informed post-disaster psychosocial management guidelines. METHOD A three-round web-based Delphi process was conducted. One hundred and six experts rated the importance of statements generated from existing evidence using a one(More)
BACKGROUND the oldest old (85+) pose complex medical challenges. Both underdiagnosis and overdiagnosis are claimed in this group. OBJECTIVE to estimate diagnosis, prescribing and hospital admission prevalence from 2003/4 to 2011/12, to monitor trends in medicalisation. DESIGN AND SETTING observational study of Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD)(More)
AIMS Tobacco tax increases are the most effective means of reducing tobacco use and inequalities in smoking, but effectiveness depends on transnational tobacco company (TTC) pricing strategies, specifically whether TTCs overshift tax increases (increase prices on top of the tax increase) or undershift the taxes (absorb the tax increases so they are not(More)
BACKGROUND In Britain, the tobacco industry segments cigarettes into four price categories-premium, mid-price, economy and ultra-low-price (ULP). Our previous work shows that tobacco companies have kept ULP prices stable in real terms. Roll your own (RYO) tobacco remains cheaper still. METHODS Analysis of 2001-08 General Household Survey data to examine(More)
BACKGROUND High risk medications are commonly prescribed to older US patients. Currently, less is known about high risk medication prescribing in other Western Countries, including the UK. We measured trends and correlates of high risk medication prescribing in a subset of the older UK population (community/institutionalized) to inform harm minimization(More)
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