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2012, vol. 37, iss. 3, pp. 150-153
The use of benzodiazepines in patients at the Practitioner's Office of the Health Care Center, Doljevac
aDom zdravlja, Doljevac
bUniveristy of Niš, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biomedical Research
cZdravstveni centar, Služba za zdravstvenu zaštitu predškolske i školske dece sa medicinom sporta i savetovalištem za mlade, Knjaževac
Keywords: benzodiazepine; use
Introduction: Quite often, benzodiazepines are a group of medications prescribed by a selected physician at the primary health care and they are commonly used for sleep disorders and the treatment of elderly anxiety. In older population, there are a higher number of indications for their use, and if used uncontrollably and over a longer period of time than necessary, they can cause addiction. Aim: To demonstrate and test the use of benzodiazepines in patients treated at the Health Care Center, Doljevac, Belotinac branch office, during the previous year. Method: The method of interviewing, examining the medical files and review of medical records of patients aging over 18 who saw their doctors in the period from January 2011 to December 2011 a survey was conducted. The data collected in the survey were recorded in a specially designed questionnaire and then analyzed. Results: Of the total number of respondents (805), who were treated in the Health Care Center during the previous year, benzodiazepines were prescribed in 43.48% of total patients. The survey showed that 1.93% aging 18 to 35, 46.77% aging 35 to 65, and 51.29% aging over 65 used benzodiazepines. Of the total number of the patients who used benzodiazepines, 76.13% were female and 23.87% male. The largest number of respondents used bromazepam (90%), 9% used diazepam and 1% other benzodiazepines. Conclusion: The study showed that benzodiazepines as drugs are present in a large number of patients. They are used in larger quantity and over longer periods than recommended. Since the number of indications increases with getting older, it has been shown that the largest numbers of respondents who use benzodiazepines are over 65 years of age. The task of a doctor is to reduce their use and harmonize with the existing recommendations.
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article language: Serbian
document type: Original Paper
published in SCIndeks: 22/03/2013

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