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Table 4 Association between benzodiazepine discontinuation and drug half-life in patients older than 65 years

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

  Short half-life benzodiazepine Long half-life benzodiazepine p
2011 N = 4,601 N = 5,293  
  Continuing patients (n; %) 1,425; 30.97 1,289; 24.35 <0.005
2012 N = 5,550 N = 5,289  
  Continuing patients (n; %) 1,755; 31.62 1,286; 24.31 <0.005