Longitudinal trends in late-life insomnia: implications for prescribing.

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OBJECTIVE To assess trends in insomnia and hypnotic drug use in a representative sample of elderly general practice patients. DESIGN Longitudinal study with three interview waves--1985, 1989 and 1993. SETTING Urban and suburban Nottingham. PARTICIPANTS 1042 patients originally aged 65 and over randomly sampled from general practitioner lists. MAIN… (More)

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