Use of minor tranquilizers among Norwegian physicians. A nation-wide comparative study.

@article{Rosvold1998UseOM,
  title={Use of minor tranquilizers among Norwegian physicians. A nation-wide comparative study.},
  author={Elin O. Rosvold and Per J\orgen Wiggen Vaglum and Torbj\orn {\AA} Moum},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={46 4-5},
  pages={581-90}
}
The use of minor tranquilizers (hypnotics and anxiolytics) during the last month before a questionnaire was answered was studied in a postal survey of a nation-wide representative sample of Norwegian physicians (n = 1467), aged 25 to 69 years. The response rate was 73%. A total of 12.2% of the physicians had used minor tranquilizers in the past month, one third of these on a daily or weekly basis. There was no gender difference. High age, high mental distress, and working outside the hospital… CONTINUE READING

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