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||Toothpaste prescribing cost per 1000 patients|
|Why it matters||OpenPrescribing currently has data on GP prescriptions and does not have information on NHS dentists' prescribing. Dentists are best placed to assess, prescribe and monitor dental problems, and it is recommended that they should issue any prescriptions for dental conditions.
NHS England recommends that there should be no routine prescribing for the treatment of dental caries. Therefore there should be limited, if any, prescribing of toothpastes in general practice.
Please note that this is an experimental measure. We would be grateful for any feedback at [email protected].
|Tags||Standard, Cost Saving|
|Implies cost savings||Yes|
|Next review due||2020-09-30|
|History||View change history on GitHub →|
SELECT CAST(month AS DATE) AS month, practice AS practice_id, SUM(actual_cost) AS numerator FROM hscic.normalised_prescribing WHERE bnf_code IN ("0905030G0AABXBX", "0905030G0AABYBY", "0905030G0BPABBX", "0905030G0BPACBY", "0905030G0BQAABY", "120305000BBAEA0", "190205500AAAKAK", "190205500BCAHA0", "190205500BCATAK", "190205500BCNNAK", "190205500BCNUA0", "190205500BCNVA0", "190205500BCNWA0", "190205500BCQMA0", "21210000019") GROUP BY month, practice_id
SELECT CAST(month AS DATE) AS month, practice AS practice_id, SUM(total_list_size / 1000.0) AS denominator FROM hscic.practice_statistics GROUP BY month, practice_id