A comparison of benzodiazepine and related drug use in Nova Scotia and Australia.

@article{Smith2008ACO,
  title={A comparison of benzodiazepine and related drug use in Nova Scotia and Australia.},
  author={Alesha J Smith and Ingrid S Sketris and Charmaine Cooke and David Gardner and Steve Kisely and Susan E. Tett},
  journal={Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie},
  year={2008},
  volume={53 8},
  pages={545-52}
}
OBJECTIVE Benzodiazepines can be a problem if used for long periods, or in at-risk populations, such as the elderly. We compared the use of benzodiazepine and related prescription medicines in Nova Scotia and Australia. METHODS The Nova Scotia Pharmacare Program and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme in Australia were used to obtain dispensing data in comparable populations for all publicly subsidized benzodiazepines and related compounds. Usage was compared from 2000 to 2003, using the World… CONTINUE READING

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