Differences in Benzodiazepine Receptor Agonist Use in Rural and Urban Older Adults

BACKGROUND Older adults are especially susceptible to adverse consequences of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs), such as benzodiazepine receptor agonists (BZDRAs), due to age-related pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes. Although some risk factors for BZDRA use in older adults have been identified, the role of rural versus urban residence… CONTINUE READING