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Table 3 Time trend for documentation of prescribing rationale during the junior doctors’ 4-month placement in psychiatry

From: Accuracy of prescribing documentation by UK junior doctors undertaking psychiatry placements: a multi-centre observational study

Month All drugs ORa Rationale documented ORb
Rationale documented Rationale not documented Non-psychotropics Psychotropics
n (%) n n (%) n (%)
April 133 (68.9) 60 1.00 56 (86.2) 77 (60.2) 1.00
May 181 (62.4) 109 0.75 61 (85.9) 120 (54.8) 0.83
June 81 (52.3) 74 0.49 24 (70.6) 57 (47.1) 0.55
July 67 (47.2) 75 0.40 12 (70.6) 55 (44.0) 0.50
Total 462 (59.2) 318 153 (81.8) 309 (52.1)
  1. OR Odds ratio
  2. aχ2MH = 19.71, p < 0.001
  3. bχ2MH = 12.09, p < 0.001