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Table 4 Reasons for non-compliance

From: To what extent do prescribing practices for hypertension in the private sector in Zimbabwe follow the national treatment guidelines? An analysis of insurance medical claims

Compliance issue Number of prescriptions Percentage
Second line medicines being prescribed as first line 342 52%
Atenolol being prescribed to patients above the age of 60 years. 189 29%
Beta blocker or an ACE inhibitor being used as monotherapy in people of African origin 69 10%
Two medicines from the same therapeutic class being co-prescribed, 31 5%
ACE/ARBs inhibitors in combination with potassium sparing diuretics 19 3%
Combination of a beta blocker and an ACE inhibitor or ARB to treat people of African origin 11 2%
Total 661 100%