Characteristics of physicians who frequently prescribe long-acting benzodiazepines for the elderly.

@article{Monette1997CharacteristicsOP,
  title={Characteristics of physicians who frequently prescribe long-acting benzodiazepines for the elderly.},
  author={Johanne Monette and R M Tamblyn and P. J. McLeod and Denny Gayton},
  journal={Evaluation & the health professions},
  year={1997},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={115-30}
}
Long-acting benzodiazepines (LABZs) are relatively contraindicated for elderly patients because they increase the risk of impaired cognitive function, falls, and hip fractures. The purpose of this study was to identify the characteristics of physicians who frequently prescribe LABZs for elderly patients. The authors examined the prescribing profile of 4,976… CONTINUE READING