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

Fiscal year 2010

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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: 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