Patient characteristics and patterns of drug use for sleep complaints in the United States: analysis of National Ambulatory Medical Survey data, 1997-2002.

@article{Morlock2006PatientCA,
  title={Patient characteristics and patterns of drug use for sleep complaints in the United States: analysis of National Ambulatory Medical Survey data, 1997-2002.},
  author={Robert J. Morlock and Maudrene L. S. Tan and David Y. Mitchell},
  journal={Clinical therapeutics},
  year={2006},
  volume={28 7},
  pages={1044-53}
}
OBJECTIVE The aims of this work were to characterize ambulatory patients in the United States presenting with primary or secondary insomnia complaints and resultant diagnoses, and to describe the characteristics of patients treated with medications commonly used for sleep complaints. METHODS Data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey for the years 1997 through 2002 were analyzed. Data were stratified by patient characteristics, physician specialty, resulting diagnosis, and… CONTINUE READING
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