Socioeconomic influences on benzodiazepine consumption in an Irish Region.

@article{Quigley2006SocioeconomicIO,
  title={Socioeconomic influences on benzodiazepine consumption in an Irish Region.},
  author={Padraig Quigley and Christina L. Usher and Kathleen Bennett and John Feely},
  journal={European addiction research},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={145-50}
}
Misuse of prescription sedatives is a significant problem for addiction treatment services. The aim of this study was to examine the prescribing of diazepam in disadvantaged Irish communities, and to identify factors which may predict diazepam consumption in that population. We examined prescribing trends for those aged 16-69 years in 2002 in a region of the state-funded General Medical Services Scheme. Material deprivation was based on the 2002 Small Area Health Research Unit (SAHRU… CONTINUE READING