An epidemiological investigation of off-label anticonvulsant drug use in the Georgia Medicaid population.

@article{Chen2005AnEI,
  title={An epidemiological investigation of off-label anticonvulsant drug use in the Georgia Medicaid population.},
  author={Hua Tang Chen and Aparna D Deshpande and Rong Jiang and Bradley C. Martin},
  journal={Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety},
  year={2005},
  volume={14 9},
  pages={629-38}
}
PURPOSE The primary objective was to determine the prevalence of off-label anticonvulsant drug use in the Georgia Medicaid population and establish what percentage of this off-label use is evidence-based. The second objective was to investigate differences in the prevalence of off-label use among anticonvulsants marketed before and after 1993. The third objective was to identify patient and physician characteristics associated with off-label use. METHOD The study design was a retrospective… CONTINUE READING
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