Pharmacoeconomic evaluation of a patient education letter aimed at reducing long-term prescribing of benzodiazepines

@article{Morgan2004PharmacoeconomicEO,
  title={Pharmacoeconomic evaluation of a patient education letter aimed at reducing long-term prescribing of benzodiazepines},
  author={Julie D Morgan and David John Wright and Henry Chrystyn},
  journal={Pharmacy World and Science},
  year={2004},
  volume={24},
  pages={231-235}
}
Objective: To determine the economic implications of sending an educational letter to patients, aimed at reducing long‐term BDZ prescribing.Method: Letters were sent to 242 patients from 2 general medical practices. BDZ usage and costs were compared in the years before and after intervention using numbers of defined daily dosages (DDDs) prescribed. The cost of intervention implementation was estimated using pharmacist, GP and administrative staff time, plus postage costs.Main outcome measures… Expand
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