Table 2

Reduction in benzodiazepine use across studies

Bashir et al, 199416Cormack et al, 199417Heather et al, 200418
LetterControlLetterLetter + follow-upControlLetterLetter + consultationControl
Number5055657569889589
Decreased BZD93243711363521
Ceased BZD93151049106
Proportional BZD reduction over 6 months0.320.370.10.240.220.16
Standard deviation of reduction0.430.410.440.930.940.93
  • BZD = benzodiazepine.