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Table 1 The top ten departments with the highest PPI prescribing rate for inpatients from January 2013 to December 2016 (%)

From: Changes in proton pump inhibitor prescribing trend over the past decade and pharmacists’ effect on prescribing practice at a tertiary hospital

Rank 2013 2014 2015 2016
Department Prescribing rate Department Prescribing rate Department Prescribing rate Department Prescribing rate
1 Hepatobiliary surgery 80.85 Intervention 83.80 Intervention 79.68 Cardiothoracic surgery 77.44
2 Intervention 76.94 Hepatobiliary surgery 83.68 Hepatobiliary surgery 79.33 Intervention 76.48
3 Gastroenterology 75.35 Gastroenterology 76.05 Cardiothoracic surgery 76.56 Hepatobiliary surgery 74.34
4 Cardiovascular medicine 72.68 Cardiovascular medicine 72.14 Gastroenterology 70.55 Gastroenterology 73.36
5 Hematology 62.88 Cardiothoracic surgery 66.58 Cardiovascular medicine 70.34 Cardiovascular medicine 69.54
6 Infectious Disease 60.87 Urology 60.37 Neurosurgery 66.91 Neurosurgery 66.63
7 Oncology 57.72 Hematology 59.99 Oncology 60.45 Rheumatism Immunity 61.23
8 Urology 57.41 Oncology 59.72 Hematology 56.43 Respiratory 56.16
9 Gastrointestinal surgery 56.88 Gastrointestinal surgery 58.17 Respiratory 55.82 Hematology 53.80
10 Cardiothoracic surgery 56.63 Respiratory 52.95 Urology 55.72 Spinal surgery 52.12