Table 4

Scores of prescribing quality indicators identified with different approaches

Prescribing quality indicators (PQI)

Outcome of the PQI, %, (95% CI) numerator/denominator

Diagnostic code-based

Measurement-based


PQI-1 Prescription of any antihypertensive medication in hypertensive T2DM patients

93(90-95)

1412/1749

81 (78-83)

905/984


PQI-2 Prescription of beta blocker in hypertensive T2DM patients with a history of IHD or MI

65(57-72)

100/155

64 (56-72)

125/194


PQI-3 Prescription of metformin in overweight T2DM patients

65(59-72)

39/213

66(62-69)

1154/1767


T2DM: Type 2 Diabetes mellitus

IHD: Ischaemic Heart Disease

MI: Myocardial Infarction

Martirosyan et al. BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:137   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-10-137

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