Benzodiazepine use among elderly patients presenting at the emergency room.

@article{Verhaeghe1996BenzodiazepineUA,
  title={Benzodiazepine use among elderly patients presenting at the emergency room.},
  author={Wim Verhaeghe and Tony Mets and Luc F Corne},
  journal={Archives of gerontology and geriatrics},
  year={1996},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={55-62}
}
This study evaluated the prevalence of benzodiazepine intake by elderly patients presenting at the emergency room of a university hospital. Of 388 patients, 42.5% used one or more benzodiazepine (BZD) drugs in the week prior to admission. There were significantly more women among the BZD users (P < 0.05). Mean duration of intake was long (62 months), but daily dosage was adjusted to age. Of the BZD using patients, 27% took a BZD with long elimination half life. No relationship was found between… CONTINUE READING

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