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Table 2 Prescribing indicators selected by the Advisory Group to be used in the trial

From: Effective Feedback to Improve Primary Care Prescribing Safety (EFIPPS) a pragmatic three-arm cluster randomised trial: designing the intervention (ClinicalTrials.gov registration NCT01602705)

  Prescribing indicators
1. Oral antipsychotic prescription to a patient aged 75 years and over (as a proxy of oral antipsychotic prescribing to older people with dementia).
2. Oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) prescription to a patient aged 65 years and over who is currently prescribed a diuretic and an ACE inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker (the `triple whammy’).
3. Oral NSAID prescription to a patient aged 75 years and over but who is not currently prescribed a gastroprotective drug.
4. Oral NSAID prescription to a patient aged 65 years and over who is currently prescribed either aspirin or clopidogrel but who is not currently prescribed a gastroprotective drug.
5. Oral NSAID prescription to a patient currently prescribed an oral anticoagulant but who is not currently prescribed a gastroprotective drug.
6. Aspirin or clopidogrel prescription to a patient currently prescribed an oral anticoagulant but who is not currently prescribed a gastroprotective drug.