Long-term use of benzodiazepines in a Swedish community: an eight-year follow-up.

@article{Isacson1992LongtermUO,
  title={Long-term use of benzodiazepines in a Swedish community: an eight-year follow-up.},
  author={Dag Isacson and K Carsj{\"o} and Ulf Bergman and J. L. Blackburn},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  year={1992},
  volume={45 4},
  pages={429-36}
}
Use of benzodiazepines in a Swedish community with a general population of about 20,000 was studied using data from a research registry on prescriptions. A cohort of all benzodiazepine users in 1976, aged 15-84 years, was identified and followed for 8 years with respect to continued benzodiazepine use. A strong tendency towards continuous use was observed. Nearly 70% of the cohort continued use of benzodiazepines during the first follow-up year, 56% used benzodiazepines during the second year… CONTINUE READING

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