Benzodiazepine use and nursing home characteristics

A large French study (73.7% female) addressed the knowledge gap about associations between nursing home (NH) structural and organizational characteristics and prescribing of benzodiazepines. While resident-related characteristics were the main correlates of use, NH characteristics also related to the outcome of 53% having prescriptions for benzodiazepines. NH directors and medical staff should possibly implement modifications for reducing inappropriate or chronic benzodiazepine use. (Free abstract only.)

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Journal of the American Medical Directors Association

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