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Table 7 Number of standardized 30-day fills of PPIs, benzodiazepines, or antipsychotics for patients over 65 years per 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 8,768,992 (30.4) 9,465,198 (31.1) 9,795,065 (30.8) 10,081,212 (29.8) 10,273,812 (29.2) 10,501,229 (28.3) 10,853,244 (27.9)
 Midwest 10,254,207 (29.6) 11,256,768 (30.6) 11,902,161 (30.9) 12,323,442 (30.4) 12,646,944 (29.8) 12,943,790 (29.1) 13,432,506 (29.0)
 South 18,493,221 (33.3) 20,284,181 (34.0) 21,046,315 (33.4) 21,541,143 (32.1) 22,263,931 (31.4) 22,743,638 (30.3) 23,655,972 (29.9)
 West 7,765,420 (26.4) 8,271,129 (26.5) 8,574,494 (26.2) 8,682,084 (25.1) 8,595,189 (23.7) 8,579,843 (22.4) 8,748,059 (21.8)
 Other 586,668 (27.8) 656,261 (28.7) 732,514 (30.1) 734,257 (29.1) 705,684 (26.9) 724,319 (26.0) 795,003 (26.3)
Total 45,868,508 (30.4) 49,933,537 (31.1) 52,050,549 (30.9) 53,362,138 (29.9) 54,485,559 (29.0) 55,492,818 (28.1) 57,484,783 (27.7)
Benzodiazepines
 Northeast 3,969,607 (13.7) 4,089,129 (13.5) 4,105,101 (12.9) 4,203,292 (12.4) 4,170,618 (11.8) 4,207,875 (11.4) 4,196,429 (10.8)
 Midwest 4,743,611 (13.7) 4,994,795 (13.6) 5,069,499 (13.2) 5,051,528 (12.4) 4,955,922 (11.7) 4,791,099 (10.8) 4,551,203 (9.8)
 South 10,881,430 (19.6) 11,417,185 (19.1) 11,308,658.5 (17.9) 11,235,543 (16.8) 11,154,306 (15.7) 10,763,750 (14.3) 10,146,007 (12.8)
 West 3,936,237 (13.4) 4,048,233 (13.0) 3,943,805 (12.1) 3,870,739 (11.2) 3,780,459 (10.4) 3,665,271 (9.6) 3,464,867 (8.6)
 Other 500,045 (23.7) 557,438 (24.4) 586,362 (24.1) 633,898 (25.1) 677,208 (25.9) 720,428 (25.9) 719,259 (23.8)
Total 24,030,931 (15.9) 25,106,780 (15.7) 25,013,425 (14.8) 24,995,000 (14.0) 24,738,511 (13.2) 24,148,423 (12.2) 23,077,765 (11.1)
Antipsychotics
 Northeast 1,593,013 (5.5) 1,621,897 (5.3) 1,606,992 (5.1) 1,702,868 (5.0) 1,737,370 (4.9) 1,819,882 (4.9) 1,868,958 (4.8)
 Midwest 1,610,290 (4.6) 1,649,822 (4.5) 1,622,308 (4.2) 1,727,398 (4.3) 1,781,193 (4.2) 1,863,025 (4.2) 1,914,522 (4.1)
 South 2,455,290 (4.4) 2,567,727 (4.3) 2,532,400 (4.0) 2,685,679 (4.0) 2,837,491 (4.0) 2,985,785 (4.0) 3,105,362 (3.9)
 West 1,159,470 (3.9) 1,213,165 (3.9) 1,214,101 (3.7) 1,314,064 (3.8) 1,374,306 (3.8) 1,462,838 (3.8) 1,532,942 (3.8)
 Other 101,605 (4.8) 120,107 (5.3) 125,841 (5.2) 134,294 (5.3) 135,319 (5.2) 145,227 (5.2) 157,368 (5.2)
Total 6,919,668 (4.6) 7,172,717 (4.5) 7,101,642 (4.2) 7,564,302 (4.2) 7,865,678 (4.2) 8,276,758 (4.2) 8,579,151 (4.1)
  1. aNumber of standardized 30-day PPI, benzodiazepine, or antipsychotic fills per 1000 standardized 30-day fills for patients over 65 years in parentheses bDenominators are not shown because they are specific to year and region