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Use of benzodiazepines

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 06 August 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:412
  1. R H Baker,
  2. C Tait,
  3. R C Fraser
  1. Eli Lilly National Clinical Audit Centre, Leicester General Hospital, Leicester LE5 4PW
  2. Leicestershire Medical Audit Advisory Group, Leicester.

    EDITOR, - Neil Wright and colleagues report a 0.5% point prevalence in a single general practice for prescribing of benzodiazepine anxiolytics taken during the day.1 Furthermore, they found that almost half the patients in their study wished to continue taking benzodiazepines.

    However, the level of prescribing of benzodiazepines may reflect the policies of only the general practitioners …

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