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||Number of items for zuclopenthixol acetate items as a proportion of all injectable zuclopenthixol items|
|Why it matters||The BNF has a safety warning advising that zuclopenthixol acetate should only be used in hospitals as it is a relatively short-acting antipsychotic. Sometimes it may be confused with zuclopnethixol decanoate, a long-acting antipsychotic which is more commonly prescribed in primary care supporting long term maintenance.
Any prescribing on this measure could prompt investigation to ascertain if zuclopenthixol acetate was prescribed in error.
|Tags||Mental Health, Safety|
|Implies cost savings||No|
|Next review due||2020-10-09|
|History||View change history on GitHub →|
SELECT CAST(month AS DATE) AS month, practice AS practice_id, SUM(items) AS numerator FROM hscic.normalised_prescribing WHERE bnf_code IN ("040201010AAAAAA", "040201010BBAAAA") GROUP BY month, practice_id
SELECT CAST(month AS DATE) AS month, practice AS practice_id, SUM(items) AS denominator FROM hscic.normalised_prescribing WHERE bnf_code IN ("040201010AAAAAA", "040201010BBAAAA", "0402020Z0AAAAAA", "0402020Z0AAABAB", "0402020Z0BBAAAA", "0402020Z0BBACAB") GROUP BY month, practice_id