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Summary Statistics Dashboard

Prescribing and Medicines

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Prescribing Summary Statistics Dashboard

ISD collects information from all prescriptions dispensed in the community, and the headline figures (or "Summary Statistics") are presented here to provide easy interactive access to the data. A video on how to use the dashboard can be found below.

Volume of prescriptions is colour-coded blue. Cost of prescriptions is colour-coded orange.

How to use the Dashboard

Data are obtained from NHS prescriptions dispensed in the community in Scotland. These are dispensed by community pharmacies, dispensing doctors, specialist appliance suppliers and stoma providers.

In Scotland, the gross ingredient cost is the reimbursement cost for the drugs dispensed, at list price (i.e. it is the total cost to the NHS for prescription drugs and appliances).


Further Information

Accompanying information on the above Summary Statistics dashboard Download PDF file

Please see also our Cost per item dashboard , and our Open Data files , providing prescribing data at GP practice and individual drug-level.

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