Perceptions of German GPs on benefits and risks of benzodiazepines and Z-drugs.

@article{Hoffmann2013PerceptionsOG,
  title={Perceptions of German GPs on benefits and risks of benzodiazepines and Z-drugs.},
  author={Falk Hoffmann},
  journal={Swiss medical weekly},
  year={2013},
  volume={143},
  pages={
          w13745
        }
}
QUESTIONS UNDER STUDY In many countries newer non-benzodiazepines, zolpidem and zopiclone ("Z-drugs"), are prescribed instead of benzodiazepine hypnotics. This is not supported by current evidence and guidelines. The aim of this study was to compare the perceptions of GPs on the benefits and harms of benzodiazepines and Z-drugs. METHODS A questionnaire was mailed to a random sample of 1,350 German GPs between May and June 2012. GPs were asked to rate their perceptions on a five-point Likert… CONTINUE READING
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