Sedative-Hypnotic Visual Decision Aid

What would ...

Sedative-Hypnotic Visual Decision Aid

What would happen if 100 people over 60 years of age take sleeping tablets for more than a week?

 - Green: These 7 people sleep better, which means they get an extra 25 minutes sleep a night! They also wake up once less every two nights.

 - White: For at least 76 people the tablets do NOTHING good or bad.

 - Red: These 17 people have side effects. One of them may be serious like a fall or car crash.

#Management #Sedatives #Hypnotics #Insomnia #SleepingAid #DecisionAid #Pharmacology #Benefits #SideEffects #Adverse #Geriatrics
Contributed by

Giselle Falconi, MD
Giselle is passionate about health care disparities, interprofessional education and culturally competent care. She is originally from Peru and is interested in pursuing a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine after residency.

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