Why are some doctors high-prescribers of benzodiazepines and minor opiates? A qualitative study of GPs in Norway.

@article{Dybwad1997WhyAS,
  title={Why are some doctors high-prescribers of benzodiazepines and minor opiates? A qualitative study of GPs in Norway.},
  author={T B Dybwad and L Kj\olsr\od and J Eskerud and Even Laerum},
  journal={Family practice},
  year={1997},
  volume={14 5},
  pages={361-8}
}
BACKGROUND Registration studies have shown great variations in prescribing volume and prescribing patterns of benzodiazepines (BZDs) and minor opiates among GPs. OBJECTIVES We aimed to form a basis for hypotheses and build theories about prescribing, in order to investigate how high-prescribing doctors can legitimize their own prescribing pattern. METHODS A qualitative interview study of doctors with previously known high, medium and low prescribing volumes was performed. The interpretation… CONTINUE READING

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