Characteristics associated with benzodiazepine usage in elderly outpatients in Taiwan.

  title={Characteristics associated with benzodiazepine usage in elderly outpatients in Taiwan.},
  author={Jur-Shan Cheng and Weng-Foung Huang and Keh-Ming Lin and Y. Shih},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  volume={23 6},
OBJECTIVE To investigate benzodiazepine usage and the characteristics associated with usage among elderly outpatients in Taiwan. METHODS This was an observational study of subjects who were enrolled in the National Health Insurance program and aged at least 65 in 2002. They were grouped according to treatment period and mean dosage. An ordered logit regression model was used to evaluate associations of characteristics with benzodiazepine usage. RESULTS Of the 4,267 elderly people included… Expand
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