Table 1

Interventions (n=31) substantiated by evidence from randomised controlled trials

Primary diagnosisPrimary treatmentNo of patientsReference No
HypertensionBendrofluazide29
Metoprolol110
Atenolol111
Captopril112
Nifedipine113
Hydralazine114
AsthmaSalmeterol115
Beclomethasone216
BronchospasmSalbutamol117
DepressionFluoxetine118
AnxietyDiazepam119
InsomniaTemazepam120
Urinary tract infectionTrimethoprim321
Cephradine222
Chest infectionAmoxycillin123
ConjunctivitisChloramphenicol124
Athlete's footClotrimazole125
Fungal skin infectionTerbinafine126
Thrush (cutaneous)Miconazole127
Painful shoulderTriamcinolone228
Low back painExercise129
AcneMinocycline130
EczemaHydrocortisone131
Hay feverTerfenidine132
Allergic conjunctivitiesSodium cromoglycate133