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Table 6 Number of prescribers who prescribed a PPI, benzodiazepine, or antipsychotic each year in each regiona,b

From: Prescribing trends of proton pump inhibitors, antipsychotics and benzodiazepines of medicare part d providers

Region 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
PPI
 Northeast 59,325 (25.2%) 60,795 (25.5%) 61,680 (25.2%) 62,623 (25.0%) 63,275 (24.8%) 63,556 (24.4%) 64,328 (24.2%)
 Midwest 63,686 (27.7%) 65,767 (27.9%) 67,596 (28.0%) 68,715 (27.7%) 70,017 (27.4%) 70,679 (27.0%) 71,882 (26.8%)
 South 99,871 (28.7%) 103,081 (28.8%) 105,643 (28.6%) 107,149 (28.1%) 109,733 (27.9%) 110,784 (27.0%) 112,586 (26.5%)
 West 59,878 (26.7%) 61,714 (27.0%) 63,529 (27.0%) 64,371 (26.7%) 64,741 (26.1%) 65,071 (24.9%) 65,841 (24.3%)
 Other 4277 (37.6%) 4325 (37.8%) 4237 (38.1%) 4108 (37.5%) 4022 (36.9%) 3954 (36.0%) 3977 (36.0%)
Total 287,037 (27.3%) 295,682 (27.6%) 302,685 (27.5%) 306,966 (27.1%) 311,788 (26.8%) 314,044 (26.1%) 318,614 (25.7%)
Benzodiazepines
 Northeast 55,291 (23.5%) 55,371 (23.2%) 55,223 (22.6%) 55,083 (22.0%) 54,504 (21.4%) 54,048 (20.8%) 53,801 (20.3%)
 Midwest 55,561 (24.1%) 56,191 (23.8%) 56,673 (23.5%) 56,689 (22.8%) 56,330 (22.1%) 55,690 (21.3%) 55,224 (20.6%)
 South 87,076 (25.0%) 88,249 (24.6%) 88,871 (24.1%) 88,843 (23.3%) 90,015 (22.9%) 89,487 (21.8%) 89,347 (21.0%)
 West 55,580 (24.8%) 56,050 (24.5%) 56,132 (23.8%) 55,833 (23.1%) 55,465 (22.4%) 54,258 (20.8%) 52,835 (19.5%)
 Other 3687 (32.4%) 3639 (31.8%) 3490 (31.4%) 3413 (31.2%) 3418 (31.4%) 3392 (30.9%) 3276 (29.7%)
Total 257,195 (24.5%) 259,500 (24.2%) 260,389 (23.6%) 259,861 (23.0%) 259,732 (22.3%) 256,875 (21.3%) 254,483 (20.5%)
Antipsychotics
 Northeast 29,495 (12.5%) 29,931 (12.5%) 29,847 (12.2%) 31,116 (12.4%) 31,536 (12.4%) 31,780 (12.2%) 31,807 (12.0%)
 Midwest 30,866 (13.4%) 31,280 (13.3%) 31,470 (13.0%) 32,633 (13.1%) 33,133 (13.0%) 33,567 (12.8%) 33,767 (12.6%)
 South 45,246 (13.0%) 46,548 (13.0%) 47,062 (12.7%) 49,002 (12.9%) 49,929 (12.7%) 50,922 (12.4%) 52,085 (12.3%)
 West 28,609 (12.8%) 29,342 (12.8%) 29,364 (12.5%) 30,625 (12.7%) 30,735 (12.4%) 31,086 (11.9%) 31,568 (11.7%)
 Other 1832 (16.1%) 1891 (16.5%) 1893 (17.0%) 1869 (17.1%) 1879 (17.3%) 1886 (17.2%) 1818 (16.5%)
Total 136,048 (13.0%) 138,992 (13.0%) 139,636 (12.7%) 145,245 (12.8%) 147,212 (12.7%) 149,241 (12.4%) 151,045 (12.2%)
  1. aPercentage of all providers who prescribed a PPI, benzodiazepine, or antipsychotic in parentheses bDenominators are not shown because they are specific to year and region