Effect of Medicare Part D Benzodiazepine Exclusion on Psychotropic Use in Benzodiazepine Users
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 07/11/2012
Ong MK et al. – Use of benzodiazepines continued in elderly adults despite negative financial incentives, possibly because of the low costs of such medications. Although some substitution occurred with antidepressants and anxiolytics, the magnitude of this increase did not fully offset the reduction in benzodiazepine use.