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Table 2 Antipsychotic use by line of therapy

From: Antipsychotic prescribing patterns in Australia: a retrospective analysis

Prescribed antipsychotic Any line of therapy, n(%) First line, n(%) Second line or subsequent lines, n(%)
Treatment episodes, n (%)a 8,249 (100%) 6,872 (100%) 2,013 (100%)
Unique patients, n 6,740 6,740 1,297
Atypical Oral 5,139 (62%) 4,883 (71%) 428 (21%)
Typical LAT 1,608 (19%) 1,146 (17%) 684 (34%)
Typical Oral 751 (9%) 511 (7%) 319 (16%)
Atypical LAT 541 (7%) 173 (3%) 428 (21%)
Clozapine 210 (3%) 159 (2%) 684 (34%)
  1. aNote: Total number of non-unique patients is higher than unique patients due to polypharmacy and patients re-entering the data set on different treatments. The denominator for percentage calculations is the total number of non-unique patients