Benzodiazepine use in older adults enrolled in a health maintenance organization.

  title={Benzodiazepine use in older adults enrolled in a health maintenance organization.},
  author={Shelly L. Gray and Anne Elise Eggen and David K. Blough and Dave M Buchner and Andrea Z LaCroix},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry},
  volume={11 5},
OBJECTIVES The authors examined patterns of benzodiazepine use in older adults. Specifically, they describe prevalence and incidence of benzodiazepine use during the index year, describe persistence and intensity of benzodiazepine use over a 4-year period; and examine factors associated with benzodiazepine use in the upcoming year. METHODS Authors performed a secondary analysis of data collected as part of a health promotion intervention trial conducted from 1986 to 1992 in older health… CONTINUE READING
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