||<p>Information on the number of prescription items from the Prescription Cost Analysis
system for benzodiazepines and antidepressants written in the United Kingdom and dispensed
in the community in England, for the year 2018 can be found in the attached tables.</p><p>The
data available is at prescription item level by presentation. Prescriptions are prescribed
either by a paper prescription form or via an Electronic Prescription Service message.
Each single item written on the form is counted as a prescription item. No information
is available for those prescriptions written but not dispensed.</p>