Number of unique people dispensed warfarin in 2019/20

OIA response

5 May 2021 

Dear [name and contact details withheld]


Thank you for your request dated 14 April 2021 under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) for information relating to warfarin. You requested:

The number of unique people who were dispensed warfarin in the 2019/20 financial year

Our data shows the number of unique people who received warfarin sodium in the 2019/20 financial year[1] is 31,604 people.

Note: The data provided only includes people dispensed warfarin sodium (from a pharmacy) in the community. People given warfarin sodium as hospital in-patients are not included in this number.

We trust that this information answers your queries. We are making our information more freely available, so we now publish selected OIA responses (excluding personal details) on our website. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions about this.

Yours sincerely

Rachel Read
Manager, Policy and Government Services

[1] PHARMAC’s financial year runs from 1 July to 30 June.