Higher dose Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) by all Sub-ICB Locations

Why it matters: PPIs are used to reduce acid levels in the stomach, in order to treat conditions such as gastro-oesphogeal reflux disease. NICE guidance recommends that the lowest dose is used to treat the symptoms. Although PPIs are safe drugs, their use has been associated with an increase in a number of disorders, including Clostridium difficile infection and a higher risk of community-aquired pneunmonia. The doses of PPIs are defined in the NICE guidance.

Description: Prescribing of higher dose Proton Prump Inhibitors compared with prescribing of all PPIs (excluding liquids)


Tagged as: Standard, Gastrointestinal system, NICE, 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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