Table 3 Medication prescription and monitoring of serum uric acid (SUA) in patients with a diagnosis of gout (percentages rounded to the nearest whole number)
Continuous allopurinol prescription297/64346
SUA monitoring
    SUA checked and reached target126/64320
    SUA checked but did not reach target127/64320
    No SUA check390/64361
Colchicine/NSAID prophylaxisColchicineColchicine or NSAID
    ⩾14 days before new allopurinol prescription66/64310166/64326
    Before new allopurinol prescription80/64312191/64330
    On or before new allopurinol prescription169/64326311/64348
    ⩽14 days after new allopurinol prescription180/64328326/64351
  • NSAID, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.