Patterns of drug use during a 15 year period: data from a Swedish county, 1988--2002.

@article{Silwer2005PatternsOD,
  title={Patterns of drug use during a 15 year period: data from a Swedish county, 1988--2002.},
  author={Louise Silwer and Cecilia St{\aa}lsby Lundborg},
  journal={Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety},
  year={2005},
  volume={14 11},
  pages={813-20}
}
PURPOSE To present and interpret drug prescription patterns, related to various groups of the population in a Swedish county, in order to estimate the prevalence of drug use in different age groups. METHODS Data on prescriptions, dispensed March-May 1988-2002, were combined with population statistics of Halland, a county in the south of Sweden, and analysed. Number of defined daily doses (DDD) per 100 inhabitants and day and prescriptions per 100 inhabitants and 3 months were used as… CONTINUE READING

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