Excess costs related to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug utilization in general practice.


Data concerning the reasons for consultation and the use of NSAIDs were collected in 4643 patients, seen by 126 GPs over 2 days' consultation. In all, 11.6 per cent took NSAIDs. They were older (49 vs. 46 years, p = 0.02), took more drugs (3 vs. 2.5, p < 0.01), and more had ADRs (8 vs 2 per cent) than non-users, even after correction for age, sex and number… (More)


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