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General Practitioners reduced benzodiazepine prescriptions in an intervention study: a multilevel application.

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OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the effects of general practitioner, patient, and prescription characteristics on the reduction of long-term benzodiazepine prescribing by sending a letter to chronic users. The data were analyzed with a method respecting the hierarchical data structure. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: Data were obtained from 8,170 chronic users nested in 147 general practices. One thousand two hundred fifty-six chronic users in 19 general practices received a letter with the adv...

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Journal:
Journal of clinical epidemiology
Volume:
60
Issue:
10
Pages:
1076-1084
Publication date:
2007-10-01
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EISSN:
1878-5921
ISSN:
0895-4356
Source identifiers:
97756

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