The impact of benzodiazepines on occurrence of pneumonia and mortality from pneumonia: a nested case-control and survival analysis in a population-based cohort.

@article{Iqbal2013TheIO,
  title={The impact of benzodiazepines on occurrence of pneumonia and mortality from pneumonia: a nested case-control and survival analysis in a population-based cohort.},
  author={Usman Iqbal and Shabbir Syed-Abdul and Phung Anh Nguyen and Wen-Shan Jian and Yu-Chuan Jack Li},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2013},
  volume={68 6},
  pages={
          591-2
        }
}
We read with interest the recent study done by Obiora et al 1 about the incidence and mortality with pneumonia for benzodiazepine users verses non-benzodiazepine users. We were interested to see whether these results would be generalisable to the Taiwanese population, therefore, we used the National Health Insurance Database of 22 million (2002) population in order to investigate the association of benzodiazepines and community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). We selected window size … 
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