Table 3

ORs for prescribing high-cost drugs by category of dispensing practice

DrugProportion of dispensing patientsUnivariableAdjusted for Index of Multiple Deprivation, practice list size and no of GPs
OR95% CIOR95% CI
Statins0ReferenceReference
>0%–35%1.46(1.43 to 1.48)1.35(1.32 to 1.37)
35%–70%1.79(1.76 to 1.82)1.62(1.59 to 1.65)
70%–100%2.02(1.98 to 2.06)1.79(1.75 to 1.84)
Proton pump inhibitor0ReferenceReference
>0%–35%1.11(1.08 to 1.14)1.08(1.05 to 1.11)
35%–70%1.12(1.08 to 1.15)1.08(1.05 to 1.12)
70%–100%1.31(1.26 to 1.37)1.27(1.21 to 1.32)
ACE inhibitor0ReferenceReference
>0%–35%1.58(1.48 to 1.68)1.80(1.68 to 1.92)
35%–70%3.05(2.89 to 3.22)3.28(3.09 to 3.48)
70%–100%3.65(3.40 to 3.91)3.37(3.12 to 3.64)
Angiotensin receptor blocker0ReferenceReference
>0%–35%4.28(4.20 to 4.36)4.60(4.51 to 4.70)
35%–70%5.33(5.22 to 5.44)5.67(5.54 to 5.80)
70%–100%5.20(5.06 to 5.34)5.50(5.34 to 5.67)