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Table 4 The ten most frequent treatment pathways of study population (N = 38,954)

From: General practitioner prescribing of single and combination nicotine replacement therapy in the UK: a retrospective database study

  First NRT episode Second NRT episode Third NRT episode n %
  First-line Add-on Second-line Add-on Third-line Add-on   
1 21 mg/24 hours patches None None None None None 5,906 15.16
2 15 mg/16 hours patches None None None None None 3,771 9.68
3 14 mg/24 hours patches None None None None None 2,185 5.61
4 10 mg/16 hours patches None None None None None 1,486 3.81
5 25 mg/16 hours patches None None None None None 1,412 3.62
6 21 mg/24 hours patches & 10 mg inhalator None None None None None 1,280 3.29
7 25 mg/16 hours patches & 10 mg inhalator None None None None None 1,047 2.69
8 15 mg/16 hours patches & 10 mg inhalator None None None None None 966 2.48
9 21 mg/24 hours patches 7 mg/24 hours patches & 14 mg/24 hours patches None None None None 741 1.90
10 21 mg/24 hours patches 14 mg/24 hours patches None None None None 716 1.84