Why it matters: The BNF states: To avoid error with low-dose methotrexate, it is recommended that: the patient is carefully advised of the dose and frequency and the reason for taking methotrexate and any other prescribed medicine (e.g.folic acid); only one strength of methotrexate tablet (usually 2.5 mg) is prescribed and dispensed. You can read more in our paper on trends and variation in unsafe prescribing of methotrexate.
Description: Prescribing of methotrexate 10mg tablets as a percentage of prescribing of all methotrexate tablets
Tagged as: Standard, Safety (or browse all measures)
Sub-ICB Locations are ordered by mean percentile over the past six months. Each chart shows the results for the individual Sub-ICB Location, plus deciles across all Sub-ICB Locations in the NHS in England.
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