|Title||The prevalence and prescribing patterns of benzodiazepines and Z-drugs in older nursing home residents in different European countries and Israel: retrospective results from the EU SHELTER study|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2021|
|Authors||Lukačišinová A, Fialova D, Peel NMay, Hubbard REleanor, Brkic J, Onder G, Topinkova E, Gindin J, Shochat T, Gray L, Bernabei R|
Benzodiazepines (BZDs) and Z-drugs have high potential for developing frequent adverse drug events in older adults (e.g., psychomotor sedation, drug-related dementia, deliria, drug dependence, etc.). Knowledge of the prevalence and patterns of the use of BZDs/Z-drugs in vulnerable older patients is important in order to prevent and reduce the burden caused by their drug-related complications. Our study focused on international comparisons of the prevalence, country-specific prescribing patterns and risk factors of regular BZD/Z-drug use in nursing home (NH) residents.
|Short Title||BMC Geriatrics|