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Table 2 Target audience for the Veterans’ MATES interventions to reduce use of hypnotics among Australian veterans

From: Reducing hypnotic use in insomnia management among Australian veterans: results from repeated national interventions

Date intervention commenced Number of health professionals targeted Criteria used to select targeted veterans Number of veterans targeted
GPs Pharmacists Directors of nursing in residential aged care facilities
March 2009 13,203 7623 2722 Veterans dispensed at least one hypnotic between 1 January and 31 December 2008 52,869
June 2012 9225 8286 2605 Veterans dispensed at least two hypnotics between 1 October 2011 and 31 January 2012 21,329