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Request Reference: 8380 Request Date: 15 Mar 2019
Request: Dear Sir/Madam, I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act. National (i.e. whole England) figures for the following Polypharmacy Prescribing Comparators (as described in this document: https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/sites/default/files/2018-02/PolyPharmacy%20Specification%20v1%200%20July%202017_0.pdf) 1) Average number of unique medicines per patient 2) Percentage of patients prescribed 8/10/15/20 or more unique medicines 3) Percentage of patients with an anticholinergic burden score of 6/9/12 or greater 4) Multiple prescribing of anticoagulant and antiplatelet medicines 5) Percentage of patients prescribed two or more unique medicines likely to cause kidney injury (DAMN medicines) 6) Percentage of patients prescribed two or more unique medicines likely to cause kidney injury (DAMN medicines), one of which is an NSAID Please provide data for the following years, if available. If not, then please provide whatever data you have: 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 (to date) Regards, [name redacted]

Status: Complete
Response Date: 11 Apr 2019
Response: Please see attached response.

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