Op-173 Description Of Drug Classifications And Their Associations Used By Gp's In Caring For Hypertension

Author(s): 
Francois Raineri,Gilles Hebbrecht, Didier Duhot, Patricia Lemercier, Pascal Clerc
SFMG
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Objectives: Describe the various drug classifications and multiple drug associations, used for treating hypertension by the General Practitioners belonging to a continuous data collection network in 2004.
Method: Descriptive study based on retrospective data collected from 73 generalists. The pathologies and the prescriptions issued in the course of 301 928 medical services (consultations and visits) in 2004 were reviewed. The various drugs prescribed to a selection of patients diagnosed at least once with hypertension in 2004 were sorted by A TC classification level 3 and analysed. Results: Among the 104 913 patients taken into care in 2004, 8 220 patients (sex ratio M/F = 0.82) received one or several prescriptions for antihypertensive drugs: 52. 7% received single drug therapy (one Beta blocker 36.8 %; one IEC 20.3 %; one ARAU 18.6%; one Calcium Inhibitor 13.8 % and one diuretic 10.4 %), 32.1 % received an association of two drugs; 11. 7 % three drugs and 3.6 % drugs from 4 or more classifications. More details on the association of several drugs and the distribution by sex and age will be presented during the Meeting Les analyses.
Discussion: This study provides insight on the prescription and association of anti-hypertension drugs prescribed by the general practitioners belonging to a continuous data collection network. It also provides the data to ultimately achieve a variance analysis among physicians.
Literature: 
OP-173
DESCRIPTION OF DRUG CLASSIFICATIONS AND THEIR ASSOCIATIONS USED BY GP's IN CARING FOR HYPERTENSION