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Article: Benzodiazepine prescribing trend after its inclusion as a dangerous drug under the Hong Kong Dangerous Drugs Ordinance

TitleBenzodiazepine prescribing trend after its inclusion as a dangerous drug under the Hong Kong Dangerous Drugs Ordinance
Authors
KeywordsAnti-anxiety agents
benzodiazepine
Benzodiazepines
Drug control
Prescription drug
Issue Date1997
PublisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org/resources/supp.html
Citation
Hong Kong Medical Journal, 1997, v. 3 n. 1, p. 16-20 How to Cite?
AbstractSince January 1992, all benzodiazepines have been classified as dangerous drugs under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance in Hong Kong. This legislative provision requires medical practitioners and pharmacists to keep a detailed record of their prescriptions of benzodiazepines. The present study looks at the impact of the provision on prescribing trends in the Hong Kong population and in a general psychiatric clinic. A comparison of the 1991 (baseline level) and 1994 figures reveals a 50% and a 10% reduction in the average yearly number of benzodiazepine prescriptions per person in the Hong Kong population and in the general psychiatric clinic, respectively. In particular, triazolam prescriptions had the greatest reduction. The findings are discussed in light of the possible changes of prescribing practice by medical practitioners after the new legislative provision came into effect.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/45307
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.887
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.279

 

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dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Medical Journal, 1997, v. 3 n. 1, p. 16-20en_HK
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dc.description.abstractSince January 1992, all benzodiazepines have been classified as dangerous drugs under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance in Hong Kong. This legislative provision requires medical practitioners and pharmacists to keep a detailed record of their prescriptions of benzodiazepines. The present study looks at the impact of the provision on prescribing trends in the Hong Kong population and in a general psychiatric clinic. A comparison of the 1991 (baseline level) and 1994 figures reveals a 50% and a 10% reduction in the average yearly number of benzodiazepine prescriptions per person in the Hong Kong population and in the general psychiatric clinic, respectively. In particular, triazolam prescriptions had the greatest reduction. The findings are discussed in light of the possible changes of prescribing practice by medical practitioners after the new legislative provision came into effect.en_HK
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dc.subjectAnti-anxiety agentsen_HK
dc.subjectbenzodiazepineen_HK
dc.subjectBenzodiazepinesen_HK
dc.subjectDrug controlen_HK
dc.subjectPrescription drugen_HK
dc.titleBenzodiazepine prescribing trend after its inclusion as a dangerous drug under the Hong Kong Dangerous Drugs Ordinanceen_HK
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