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WAQ78576 (e) Tabled on 11/07/2019

How many patients in Wales have been prescribed NHS-funded Liothyronine via the Welsh NHS in each of the past 5 years?

Answered by Minister for Health and Social Services Answered on 16/07/2019

We do not hold any data on the number of patients prescribed liothyronine.  The total number of NHS prescriptions for products containing liothyronine and their cost for the period 2013 to 2017 can be found in the attached table.  Data for 2018 will be published later this year.

Table: Number and cost of prescriptions for liothyronine and products containing liothyronine in Wales 2013 to 2017 

 

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Total number of  prescriptions

2,867

3,186

3,149

3,229

3,076

Total cost

£363,924

£580,912

£821,981

£1,252,932

£1,234,120

 

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