A retrospective review of 493 patients treated during a single month in a general hospital in mid-Michigan revealed that a majority (84.2%) of them received prescriptions for sedative-hypnotic drugs.
There were p.r.n. in 66% of cases and routine prescriptions in the remainder.
Prescriptions were equally distributed across the specialities: internal medicine 15%, surgery 23%, family practice 19%, psychiatry 22%, and OB/GYN 20%. Flurazepam was the most frequently prescribed drug (48.4%), followed by triazolam (26.4%) and temazepam (12.2%).
Mots-clés Pascal : Hypnotique, Sédatif, Témazépam, Flurazépam, Triazolam, Chimiothérapie, Traitement, Prescription médicale, Enquête, Hôpital général, Epidémiologie, Service hospitalier, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hypnotic, Sedative, Chemotherapy, Treatment, Medical prescription, Inquiry, General hospital, Epidemiology, Hospital ward, Human
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