Educating physicians to reduce benzodiazepine use by elderly patients: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Pimlott2003EducatingPT,
  title={Educating physicians to reduce benzodiazepine use by elderly patients: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Nicholas Pimlott and Janet E. Hux and Lynn M. Wilson and Meldon M Kahan and Cindy Xinguang Li and Walter W. Rosser},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  year={2003},
  volume={168 7},
  pages={835-9}
}
BACKGROUND Benzodiazepine use by elderly patients is associated with adverse outcomes including increased risk of falls and fractures, motor vehicle accidents and cognitive impairment. Recent studies suggest that individualized feedback and education to physicians may improve drug prescribing. In this study, we evaluated an intervention to address the inappropriate prescribing of benzodiazepines for elderly patients. METHODS We identified 1624 primary care physicians who wrote at least 10… CONTINUE READING