publication . Article . 2012

Prevalence and trends of benzodiazepine use among Veterans Affairs patients with posttraumatic stress disorder, 2003–2010

Hawkins, Eric J.; Malte, Carol A.; Imel, Zac E.; Saxon, Andrew J.; Kivlahan, Daniel R.;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2012 Journal: Drug and Alcohol Dependence, volume 124, pages 154-161 (issn: 0376-8716, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Abstract Background Although the Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense (VA/DoD) clinical guidelines for management of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) recommend against routine benzodiazepine use, little is known about the trends and clinical and prescription profiles of benzodiazepine use since these guidelines were released in 2004. Methods This retrospective study included 64,872 patients with a PTSD diagnosis received from care at facilities in VA Northwest Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN 20) during 2003–2010. Annual prevalence of any use was defined as any prescription for benzodiazepines, and long-term use was defined as >90 days’ supply...
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free text keywords: Toxicology, Pharmacology (medical), Pharmacology, Psychiatry and Mental health, Logistic regression, Concomitant, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Benzodiazepine, medicine.drug_class, Retrospective cohort study, business.industry, business, Veterans Affairs, Posttraumatic stress, Medical prescription
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publication . Article . 2012

Prevalence and trends of benzodiazepine use among Veterans Affairs patients with posttraumatic stress disorder, 2003–2010

Hawkins, Eric J.; Malte, Carol A.; Imel, Zac E.; Saxon, Andrew J.; Kivlahan, Daniel R.;