Reduction of inappropriate benzodiazepine prescriptions among older adults through direct patient education: the EMPOWER cluster randomized trial.

@article{Tannenbaum2014ReductionOI,
  title={Reduction of inappropriate benzodiazepine prescriptions among older adults through direct patient education: the EMPOWER cluster randomized trial.},
  author={Cara Tannenbaum and Philippe Martin and Robyn Tamblyn and Andrea Benedetti and Sara Ahmed},
  journal={JAMA internal medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={174 6},
  pages={890-8}
}
IMPORTANCE The American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation Choosing Wisely Campaign recommends against the use of benzodiazepine drugs for adults 65 years and older. The effect of direct patient education to catalyze collaborative care for reducing inappropriate prescriptions remains unknown. OBJECTIVE To compare the effect of a direct-to-consumer educational intervention against usual care on benzodiazepine therapy discontinuation in community-dwelling older adults. DESIGN, SETTING, AND… CONTINUE READING
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