Soluble/effervescent forms of paracetamol and co-codamol

Below are the database queries which are used to create this measure. These are run against a copy of the BSA prescribing data which we store in Google BigQuery. We're working on making our BigQuery tables publicly available at which point it will be possible to run and modify these queries yourself. But even where code and database queries are not directly useable by others we believe it is always preferable to make them public.

Description Prescribing of soluble/effervescent forms of paracetamol and co-codamol as a percentage of prescribing of all paracetamol and co-codamol tablets and capsules
Why it matters Soluble and effervescent preparations of analgesics contain high sodium content. 8 soluble paracetamol per day will exceed the recommended sodium intake for an adult of 2.4g (6g salt). In addition, these products are considerably more expensive than standard tablets or capsules. Therefore, ideally they should only be recommended in patients with genuine swallowing difficulties.
Tags Standard, Cost Saving, Pain
Implies cost savings No
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Numerator SQL

SELECT
     CAST(month AS DATE) AS month,
     practice AS practice_id,
     SUM(items) AS numerator
 FROM hscic.normalised_prescribing
 WHERE bnf_code IN ("0407010F0AAACAC", "0407010F0AAAFAF", "0407010F0BBABAC", "0407010F0BEABAF", "0407010F0BGAAAF", "0407010H0AAAQAQ", "0407010H0BFAGAQ")
 GROUP BY month, practice_id

Denominator SQL

SELECT
     CAST(month AS DATE) AS month,
     practice AS practice_id,
     SUM(items) AS denominator
 FROM hscic.normalised_prescribing
 WHERE bnf_code IN ("0407010F0AAAAAA", "0407010F0AAABAB", "0407010F0AAACAC", "0407010F0AAADAD", "0407010F0AAAFAF", "0407010F0AAAHAH", "0407010F0BBAAAB", "0407010F0BBABAC", "0407010F0BEAAAD", "0407010F0BEABAF", "0407010F0BGAAAF", "0407010F0BGABAH", "0407010F0BGACAD", "0407010F0BHAAAH", "0407010F0BHADAD", "0407010F0BRAAAD", "0407010F0BSAAAH", "0407010F0BSABAD", "0407010F0BXAAAA", "0407010F0BYAAAH", "0407010H0AAAAAA", "0407010H0AAAMAM", "0407010H0AAAQAQ", "0407010H0B3AFAM", "0407010H0B3AKAA", "0407010H0BFAGAQ", "0407010H0BFAIAM", "0407010H0BFAJAM", "0407010H0BUAAAA", "0407010H0CGAAAM", "0407010H0CGABAM", "0407010H0CNAAAM", "0407010H0CPABAA", "0407010H0CUAAAM")
 GROUP BY month, practice_id