Prescribing of high cost tramadol preparations by all CCGs

Why it matters: Modified release and non-standard tramadol preparations vary widely in cost. Generic tramadol 50mg capsules are low-cost. Ideally modified-release and other high cost preparations should be reserved for patients who have compliance issues.

Description: Items prescribed of high cost tramadol preparations as a proportion of all tramadol items prescribed

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

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