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[Irish Examiner] , O'Sullivan, Claire High rate of tranquiliser use among over-65s. (12 Jan 2017)

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An OECD report entitled Tackling Wasteful Spending on Health says more than 60 people per 1,000 population are using such tranquilisers on a long-term basis here; the OECD average is less than half that at under 30 users per 1,000 population...........

[See also, page 72 of chapter 2 - Producing the right health care: Reducing low-value care and adverse events - of OECD report, in related publication link below]

Item Type:News
Source:Irish Examiner
Date:12 January 2017
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Subjects:B Substances > Sedatives or tranquillisers (CNS depressants)
E Concepts in biomedical areas > Substance by legal status > Prescription drug (medicine / medication)
T Demographic characteristics > Elderly / Older person
VA Geographic area > International aspects

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