Research on health and medicine described by researchers at National University La Plata (Consumption of benzodiazepines and Z drugs in a national social security body in Argentina: rational or excessive use?): Health and medicine

2021 NOV 19 (NewsRx) – By a Journalist-Staff News Editor at Daily Insurance News – Investigators publish a new report on health and medicine. According to reports from National University La Plata by the editors of NewsRx, the research stated that “Benzodiazepines and ‘Z drugs’ (BZD / Z) are over-prescribed in many countries. “

The journalists obtained a research citation from La Plata National University: “This study assesses their consumption in a health insurance provider in the social security sector with national coverage in Argentina. With a descriptive and observational approach, outpatient dispensations from BZD / Z were analyzed for people over 18 years of age. april 2020 To March 2021, disaggregated by sex, age, active ingredient and half-life. An annual prevalence of use of 11.6% was found among the 431,445 affiliated adults, with higher rates among females and those over 60 years of age. The overall consumption of BZD / Z was 77.6 defined daily doses (DDD) per 1000 enrolled days. The average user received 5.1 annual waivers and the equivalent of 1.4 DDD for each day of the year. The long half-life BZD / Z were the most widely used.

According to the editors, the research concluded: “We found high levels of consumption of BZD / Z and for longer periods than recommended. There is a need to improve the quality of consumption and reduce the negative impact of inappropriate use of these drugs in those treated.

For more information on this research, see: Benzodiazepine and Z-drug consumption in a national security organization in Argentina: rational or abusive use ?. Salud Colectiva, 2021.17 (): e3583-e3583. (Salud Colectiva – The publisher of Salud Colectiva is Instituto de Salud Colectiva, National university by Lanus.

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Our press journalists report that more information can be obtained by contacting Gustavo Marin, National university from La Plata.

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