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Minimal interventions to decrease long-term use of benzodiazepines in primary care: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

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BACKGROUND: Long-term use of benzodiazepines (BZDs) is common. Not only is such use ineffective, but it also has several risks in addition to dependence, and remains a significant problem among the older population. AIM: To systematically review randomised controlled trials that evaluate the effectiveness of minimal interventions to reduce the long-term use of BZDs in primary care. DESIGN AND SETTING: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials in UK general practices...

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10.3399/bjgp11x593857

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
Volume:
61
Issue:
590
Pages:
e573-e578
Publication date:
2011-09-01
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EISSN:
1478-5242
ISSN:
0960-1643
Source identifiers:
221734

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