On 1 January 1989, in an effort to reduce diversion of benzodiazepines for illicit use and reduce inappropriate prescribing, a regulation was implemented requiring the reporting of all benzodiazepine prescriptions to the New York State Department of Health.
To assess the impact of the regulation on prescribing practices to the elderly, we followed the number of benzodiazepines and other central nervous system medications prescribed to a cohort of participants in an elderly pharmaceutical insurance program.
Benzodiazepines were prescribed for 4652 (22%) of the 20,944 patients studied.
By the last quarter of 1989, benzodiazepines were prescribed for 3120 (15%) patients, a decrease of 33%.
Mots-clés Pascal : Benzodiazépine dérivé, Tranquillisant, Hypnotique, Epidémiologie, Prescription médicale, Vieillard, Homme, Réglementation, New York, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Benzodiazepine derivatives, Tranquillizer, Hypnotic, Epidemiology, Medical prescription, Elderly, Human, Regulation, New York, United States, North America, America
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Code Inist : 002B02B03. Création : 199406.