High prevalence and prescription of benzodiazepines for elderly: data from psychiatric consultation to patients from an emergency room of a general hospital.

@article{Spanemberg2011HighPA,
  title={High prevalence and prescription of benzodiazepines for elderly: data from psychiatric consultation to patients from an emergency room of a general hospital.},
  author={Lucas Spanemberg and Eduardo Lopes Nogueira and Cristiano Tschiedel Belem da Silva and Aroldo A Darg{\'e}l and Fernanda Silva Menezes and Alfredo Cataldo Neto},
  journal={General hospital psychiatry},
  year={2011},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={
          45-50
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study is to compare the use and prescription of psychotropic drugs, with emphasis on benzodiazepines, in elderly and non-elderly patients who are assisted at the emergency room by a psychiatric consultation of a university teaching hospital. METHOD This is a cross-sectional study. We analyzed all records of psychiatric consultation in an emergency room of a general hospital from March 2009 until March 2010. Sociodemographic and clinical variables were compared… CONTINUE READING
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