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Table 1 Lithium monitoring tests or measures conducted during maintenance treatment (n = 2,976)

From: Standards of lithium monitoring in mental health trusts in the UK

Number of
tests in last
year
U&Es with
creatinine
Thyroid function
tests
Weight/BMI/
waist
circumference
Serum
lithium
0 553 (19%) 524 (18%) 2155 (72%) 273 (9%)
1 795 (27%) 976 (33%) 416 (14%) 668 (22%)
2 592 (20%) 693 (23%) 155 (5%) 572 (19%)
3 466 (16%) 453 (15%) 90 (3%) 561 (19%)
4 313 (11%) 208 (7%) 62 (2%) 503 (17%)
5 or more 257 (9%) 122 (4%) 98 (3%) 399 (13%)
  1. Bold text Neither NICE standards nor QOF targets met
  2. Bold and italics Meets QOF targets, but not NICE standards
  3. Normal text Meets both QOF targets and NICE standards