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2011 Annual Report
Pharmaceutical & Laboratory Test Utilisation

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N.B. In this sample report only National level data has been retained.

Section 1 - General summary

This includes a comparison of your volume of prescriptions and laboratory tests between 2009 and 2010, as well as an overview of the pharmaceuticals and laboratory tests you use most often.

Summary of prescribing for 2010 and 2011

 
  Number of Prescriptions Average Prescription Cost Total Cost
  Apr 10 - Mar 11 Apr 09 - Mar 10 Apr 10 - Mar 11 Apr 09 - Mar 10 Apr 10 - Mar 11 Apr 09 - Mar 10
National (per GP) 7,789 7,504 $16.34 $16.17 $127,254.85 $121,318.12

Most commonly used pharmaceuticals

National (per GP) Ranking
  Apr 2010 - Mar 2011 Apr 2009 - Mar 2010
1 Paracetamol 418 406
2 Aspirin 299 301
3 Simvastatin 289 288
4 Omeprazole 221 212
5 Amoxycillin 207 202
6 Metoprolol succinate 196 186
7 Salbutamol 174 171
8 Amoxycillin clavulanate 146 152
9 Cilazapril 134 127
10 Zopiclone 115 115
11 Diclofenac sodium 115 118
12 Cholecalciferol 110 85
13 Prednisone 106 104
14 Ibuprofen 106 96
15 Flucloxacillin sodium 102 92
16 Metformin hydrochloride 94 88
17 Felodipine 94 91
18 Levothyroxine 93 87
19 Quinapril 93 93
20 Bendrofluazide 93 95

Summary of laboratory testing for 2010 and 2011

  Number of Tests
  April 2010 - March 2011 April 2009 - March 2010
National (per GP) 4,617 4,700

Most commonly ordered tests

National (per GP) Ranking
  Apr 2009 - Mar 2010 Apr 2008 - Mar 2009
1 Complete blood count (CBC) 413 419
2 Creatinine, serum 374 373
3 Sodium & Potassium, serum 315 313
4 Fasting lipid group test 276 283
5 Liver function group 269 278
6 Serum glucose 259 267
7 Thyroid stimulating hormone, serum (TSH) 220 216
8 Plasma prothrombin ratio (INR) 206 206
9 Ferritin, serum 190 187
10 C-reactive protein test 160 158
11 Urine culture 143 149
12 Glycosylated haemoglobin 139 126
13 Folate plus Vitamin B12, serum 106 104
14 Iron, serum 86 89
15 Urate or uric acid, serum 84 83
16 Prostate Specific Antigen 75 78
17 Free thyroxine index or free T4 69 66
18 Microalbumin, early morning urine 65 61
19 Iron binding capacity, serum 55 62
20 Cytological examination of cervical smear 49 29
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