Methotrexate 10 mg tablets by all ICBs

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


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ICBs are ordered by mean percentile over the past six months. Each chart shows the results for the individual ICB, plus deciles across all ICBs in the NHS in England.

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