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Polypharmacy Indicators

 

Indicator IP7

Average number of unique medicines per patient (i-chart)

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Definition: Average number of unique medicines prescribed per patient (all, 65 and over, 75 and over, 85 and over).

Numerator: Total number of unique medicines prescribed for patients (all, 65 and over, 75 and over, 85.

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Indicator IP8

Percentage of patients prescribed 8≥ unique medicines (p-chart)

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Definition: Number of patients (all, 65 and over, 75 and over, 85 and over) prescribed 8/10/15/20 or more unique medicines as a percentage of the number of patients prescribed one or more medicines

Numerator: Number of patients (all, 65 and over, 75 and over, 85 and over) prescribed 8/10/15/20 or more unique medicines from one or more of the following BNF Chapters in a single month.

Denominator: Total number of patients (all, 65 and over, 75 and over, 85 and over) prescribed one or more medicines within BNF chapters 1 to 4 and 6 to 10 during same time period as numerator.

Methodology: Numerator divided by denominator. Presented as a percentage

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Indicator IP10

Percentage of patients prescribed 10≥ unique medicines (p-chart)

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Definition: Number of patients (all, 65 and over, 75 and over, 85 and over) prescribed 8/10/15/20 or more unique medicines as a percentage of the number of patients prescribed one or more medicines

Numerator: Number of patients (all, 65 and over, 75 and over, 85 and over) prescribed 8/10/15/20 or more unique medicines from one or more of the following BNF Chapters in a single month.

Denominator: Total number of patients (all, 65 and over, 75 and over, 85 and over) prescribed one or more medicines within BNF chapters 1 to 4 and 6 to 10 during same time period as numerator.

Methodology: Numerator divided by denominator. Presented as a percentage

Please follow this link for a detailed technical specification (page 9 of 23)

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Indicator IP15

Percentage of patients prescribed 15 ≥ unique medicines (p-chart)

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Definition: Number of patients (all, 65 and over, 75 and over, 85 and over) prescribed 8/10/15/20 or more unique medicines as a percentage of the number of patients prescribed one or more medicines

Numerator: Number of patients (all, 65 and over, 75 and over, 85 and over) prescribed 8/10/15/20 or more unique medicines from one or more of the following BNF Chapters in a single month.

Denominator: Total number of patients (all, 65 and over, 75 and over, 85 and over) prescribed one or more medicines within BNF chapters 1 to 4 and 6 to 10 during same time period as numerator.

Methodology: Numerator divided by denominator. Presented as a percentage

Please follow this link for a detailed technical specification (page 9 of 23)

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Indicator IP20

Percentage of patients prescribed 20 ≥ unique medicines (p-chart)

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More information about this indicator

Definition: Number of patients (all, 65 and over, 75 and over, 85 and over) prescribed 8/10/15/20 or more unique medicines as a percentage of the number of patients prescribed one or more medicines

Numerator: Number of patients (all, 65 and over, 75 and over, 85 and over) prescribed 8/10/15/20 or more unique medicines from one or more of the following BNF Chapters in a single month.

Denominator: Total number of patients (all, 65 and over, 75 and over, 85 and over) prescribed one or more medicines within BNF chapters 1 to 4 and 6 to 10 during same time period as numerator.

Methodology: Numerator divided by denominator. Presented as a percentage

Please follow this link for a detailed technical specification (page 9 of 23):

Data for this indicator has been sourced from the ePACT2 data warehouse. Click here to login to ePACT2.

 

NB: Low volume figures have not been redacted and therefore individual patients may be identifiable. Please take care when disseminating data and contact your Caldicott Guardian for further guidance.

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