Table 6

Number and proportion of appropriate PPI prescriptions

CategoryAppropriate PPI prescription
Yes (100%)No (100%)
Approved indication13 713 (53)12 137 (47)
Duration
 PUD2405 (99.6)10 (0.4)
 GORD1409 (99.7)4 (0.3)
H. pylori eradication8310 (95.3)412 (4.7)
 GI bleeding211 (99.5)1 (0.5)
Co-prescription
Antiplatelet48 (68)23 (32)
NSAID34 (43)46 (57)
GCs76 (24)238 (76)
Anticoagulant96 (91)10 (9)
  • GC, glucocorticosteroid; GI, gastrointestinal; GORD, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease; NSAID, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug; PPI, proton pump inhibitor; PUD, peptic ulcer disease.