Letters Prescribing safety in UK general practice

Relevance of GP density to variations in prescribing safety assessed using the CPRD

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6729 (Published 14 December 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6729
  1. Mark Upton, general practitioner1
  1. 1Helmsley Medical Centre, Helmsley YO62 5HD, UK
  1. mark.neil.upton{at}gmail.com

Stocks and colleagues are understandably worried about variation between practices,1 yet they are more able to explain variation in prescribing and monitoring indicators by using patient level explanatory variables (such as age, number of …

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