Table 20. Number of prescribed medications and supplies by Veterans Administration Therapeutic Medication Class. All project sites. Fiscal year 2010

Fiscal year 2010
Findings from a set of 16 grants on improving delivery systems and on spreading evidence-based practices through delivery systems; recommendations and methods for advancing delivery system research.
Veterans Administration Therapeutic Medication Class Number of prescriptions Percent of prescriptions
Antihistamines 132,294 2.4%
Antimicrobials 359,366 6.6%
Cardiovascular medications 1,144,314 21.0%
Central nervous system medications 1,037,785 19.0%
Dermatological Agents 144,875 2.7%
Gastrointestinal medications 293,681 5.4%
Hormones/ synthetics/ modifiers 618,305 11.3%
Respiratory tract medications 312,808 5.7%
Therapeutic nutrients/ minerals/ electrolytes 128,643 2.4%
Vitamins 195,791 3.6%
Other drug classes a 575,199 10.5%
No drug class assignment 517,926 9.5%
     
All prescribed medications 5,460,987 100.0%

a 10.4% of medications were accounted for by 19 Veteran's Administration Therapeutic drug classes not listed in the table.

The number of prescribed medications and supplies is the number dispensed.

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Internet Citation: Table 20. Number of prescribed medications and supplies by Veterans Administration Therapeutic Medication Class. All project sites. Fiscal year 2010. June 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/system/delivery-system-initiative/ihs/chap5tab20.html