Benzodiazepines and mortality: a 9-year retrospective population-based cohort study of community-dwelling older people in Finland
- In: D16 - Short oral communications of the FIP Social and Administrative Pharmacy Section on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 09:00-11:30
- At: Hyderabad (India) (2011)
- Type: Presentations + Posters
- By: GISEV, Natasa (The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia)
- Co-author(s): Hartikainen, Sirpa (University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland)
Chen, Timothy F (The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia)
Korhonen, Mikko (Leppävirta Health Centre, Leppävirta, Finland)
Bell, J. Simon (University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia)
Background: Benzodiazepines are associated with a range of adverse drug events in older people such as cognitive impairment, depression, poor physical function, falls and fractures. However there is conflicting information about the association between benzodiazepine use and mortality.
Objective: To investigate the association between use of.. The access to the whole abstract and if available the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.