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Table 2 Mean prescribing dose units of TCAs, lofepramine, SSRIs and MAOIs per AstroPU, and costs per AstroPU, per quarter

From: Is untargeted educational outreach visiting delivered by pharmaceutical advisers effective in primary care? A pragmatic randomized controlled trial

Mean number of items prescribed per ASTROPU by quarter by group
Quarter 99/00 (2nd) 99/00 (3rd) 99/00 (4th) 00/01(1st) 00/01 (2nd) 00/01 (3rd)
Drug Group mean sd mean sd mean sd mean sd mean sd mean sd
lofepramine Intervention 0.93 0.86 0.96 0.75 0.93 0.87 0.89 0.77 0.94 0.80 0.93 0.91
  Control 1.08 0.74 1.06 0.68 1.02 0.74 1.05 0.67 0.99 0.65 0.98 0.68
  All 1.01 0.80. 1.01 0.71 0.98 0.80 0.97 0.72 0.96 0.72 0.95 0.74
Other TCAs Intervention 7.33 4.14 7.53 4.16 7.32 4.39 7.16 4.03 7.31 4.23 7.52 4.27
  Control 7.70 3.21 7.80 3.12 7.39 2.89 7.58 2.69 7.54 2.58 7.79 2.60
  All 7.52 3.67 7.67 3.64 7.35 3.67 7.38 3.39 7.43 3.46 7.66 3.49
SSRIs Intervention 6.04 2.32 6.32 2.39 6.44 2.42 6.77 2.41 6.97 2.65 7.36 2.67
  Control 6.36 1.75 6.65 2.03 6.74 2.03 7.01 2.17 7.38 2.15 7.86 2.17
  All 6.21 2.04 6.49 2.20 6.59 2.22 6.89 2.28 7.18 2.40 7.62 2.42
MAOIs Intervention 0.04 0.07 0.05 0.10 0.04 0.06 0.05 0.07 0.05 0.07 0.04 0.07
  Control 0.06 0.08 0.06 0.08 0.05 0.06 0.05 0.06 0.04 0.05 0.04 0.05
  All 0.05 0.08 0.06 0.09 0.04 0.06 0.05 0.07 0.04 0.06 0.04 0.06
Mean cost items prescribed per ASTROPU by quarter by group
Quarter 99/00 (2 nd ) 99/00 (3 rd ) 99/00 (4 th ) 00/01(1 st ) 00/01 (2 nd ) 00/01 (3 rd )
Drug Group mean sd mean sd mean sd mean sd mean sd mean Sd
lofepramine Intervention 8.83 6.74 9.21 6.33 9.00 6.98 8.35 6.32 8.45 6.67 8.21 6.48
  Control 9.72 6.88 9.64 6.26 9.00 6.86 9.04 6.15 8.65 5.76 8.33 5.87
  All 9.29 6.78 9.43 6.25 9.00 6.87 8.70 6.20 8.56 6.18 8.27 6.13
Other TCAs Intervention 25.62 15.45 28.76 16.87 28.17 16.37 27.27 15.48 26.47 14.84 26.13 14.40
  Control 24.85 7.09 27.84 8.54 26.08 8.18 25.68 7.63 24.20 6.77 24.28 6.88
  All 25.22 11.83 28.29 13.18 27.09 12.78 26.45 12.04 25.30 11.40 25.18 11.14
SSRIs Intervention 132.60 49.52 132.93 49.09 131.59 45.76 117.65 39.66 109.00 41.21 112.06 42.45
  Control 141.25 55.29 142.62 55.80 140.78 54.79 122.39 38.04 114.91 33.15 116.52 38.69
  All 137.04 52.38 137.91 52.50 136.31 50.46 120.09 38.63 112.04 37.14 114.35 40.34
MAOIs Intervention 0.57 0.97 0.71 1.24 0.55 0.94 0.55 0.88 0.55 0.79 0.51 0.76
  Control 0.95 1.17 0.99 1.39 0.78 1.04 0.80 1.11 0.71 0.99 0.68 0.88
  All 0.77 1.09 0.85 1.32 0.67 0.99 0.68 1.01 0.63 0.90 0.60 0.82