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Table 3 Prescription of cardiovascular medication in family practices in the Netherlands in 2007 (n = 45 family practices; n = 157,137 patients)

From: Primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases: a cost study in family practices

  in 2005-2007 Prescription cardiovascular medication in 2007  
Patient group**(n) Cardio-vascular disease Diabetes or lipid disorders Lowest*
(%)
Highest*
(%)
Median
(%)
Mean
(%; n)
 
1 (9,954) Yes Yes 75.5 95.6 87.2 87.3 (8,685)
2 (20,976) Yes No 49.5 77.2 65.2 64.4 (13,720)
3 (9,287) No Yes 15.8 56.1 36.0 36.3 (3,327)
4 (116,920) No No 1.0 9.3 3.5 3.9 (4,543)
Total (157,137)    12.0 27.0 19.4 19.2 (30,275)
  1. Notes:
  2. * lowest = family practice with the lowest prescription rate; highest = family practice with the highest prescription rate.
  3. ** patient group 1 = patients with cardiovascular and diabetes (types 1 and 2) and/or disorders of lipid metabolism (e.g. hypercholesterolemia); patient group 2 = patients with cardiovascular disease, but without diabetes or lipid disorders; patient group 3 = patients without cardiovascular disease, but with diabetes or lipid disorders; and patient group 4 = patients with neither cardiovascular nor diabetes or lipid disorders (primary prevention).