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Table 2 The most common diseases for which ceftriaxone was prescribed in the medicine wards of general hospitals in AA, February, 2014 (n = 477)

From: Evaluation of Ceftriaxone utilization in internal medicine wards of general hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a comparative retrospective study

  Public hospital Private hospital
Total Comply to the guideline Total Comply to the guideline
Diagnoses N N (%) N N (%)
Pneumonia 152 105(69.1) 24 13(54.2)
Meningitis 62 47(75.8) 13 11(84.6)
Sepsis 50 22(44) 13 11(84.6)
Non-surgical prophylaxis 32 0 7 0
Hepatic disorders 17 0 5 0
UTI 16 0 8 2(25)
Cellulitis 12 3(25) 1 1(100)
Diabetic foot ulcer 9 6(66.7) 4 2(50)
Abscess 8 0   -
COPD 4 0   -
Wound 4 0   -
AGE 3 0 5 0
Pelvic inflammatory diseases 2 1(100) 5 1(20)
STDs 2 0   -
Bronchitis 1 0 5 0
Typhoid fever 1 0 6 4(66.7)
Upper GI bleeding 1 0   -
PUD - - 1 0
Tonsillitis - - 3 0
Epididymitis - - 1 0
Total 376 184(48.9) 101 45(44.6)