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Table 3 Short vs. long half-life benzodiazepines prescribed to patients older than 65 years (France, 2011-2012)

From: Did the new French pay-for-performance system modify benzodiazepine prescribing practices?

  2011 2012  
N = 9,894 N = 10,839 p
  n; % n; %  
Short half-life BZDa 4,601; 46.50 5,550; 51.20 <0.005
  Clotiazepam 118; 1.19 137; 1.26 0.69
  Oxazepam 723; 7.31 997; 9.20 <0.005
  Lorazepam 962; 9.72 1,043; 9.62 0.83
  Alprazolam 2,798; 28.28 3,373; 31.12 <0.005
Long half-life BZDa 5,293; 53.50 5,289; 48.80 <0.005
  Bromazepam 4,120; 41.64 3,907; 36.05 <0.005
  Clobazam 115; 1.16 174; 1.61 0.008
  Diazepam 64; 0.65 189; 1.74 <0.005
  Ethyl loflazepate 112; 1.13 113; 1.04 0.58
  Prazepam 624; 6.31 664; 6.13 0.61
  Nordazepam 101; 1.02 98; 0.90 0.43
  Potassium clorazepate 157; 1.59 144; 1.33 0.13
  1. aBenzodiazepine.