Prescribing data, metrics or supporting resources
At this point, the following metrics and indicators have been identified to support this topic.
Medicines optimisation polypharmacy prescribing comparators have been developed by the NHS Business Services Authority in conjunction with Wessex Academic Health Science Network. They include a comparator for the percentage of patients with a high anticholinergic burden score. These are available on ePACT2 and will be included in the medicines optimisation dashboard.
A series of indicators have been developed to inform safer prescribing practice to help pharmacists, clinicians and patients review prescribed medication and prevent harm. These include indicators about polypharmacy.