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Table 3 Baseline performance scores on 25 medicines management indicators of public sector facilities in Uganda, 2010–2013. Maximum and best score for each indicator is 1

From: Article 1: Supervision, Performance Assessment, and Recognition Strategy (SPARS) - a multipronged intervention strategy for strengthening medicines management in Uganda: method presentation and facility performance at baseline

Indicator Number of facilities Median (IQR); Mean
Dispensing quality   
1. Dispensing time 1356 0.0 (0.0-0.5); 0.3
2. Packaging material 1383 0.5 (0.5-0.5); 0.5
3. Dispensing equipment 1381 0.0 (0.0-0.5); 0.3
4. Services available at dispensing domain 1384 0.5 (0.5-0.8); 0.6
5. Patient care 1341 0.5 (0.5-0.8); 0.6
6. Labeling 1344 0.0 (0.0-0.3); 0.1
7. Rationing of antibiotics 803 1.0 (1.0-1.0); 1.0
Prescribing quality   
8. Correct use of prescription recording system 1333 0.0 (0.0-0.5); 0.2
9. Rational prescribing 1380 0.4 (0.2-0.4); 0.4
10. Adherence to standard treatment guidelines for diarrhea 1014 0.0 (0.0-0.0); 0.1
11. Adherence to standard treatment guidelines for cough and cold 1272 0.0 (0.0-0.0); 0.1
12. Adherence to standard treatment guidelines for malaria 1339 0.0 (0.0-0.3); 0.2
Stock management   
13. Availability of stock card/ledger book 1384 0.9 (0.8-1.0); 0.8
14. Correct filling of stock card 1360 0.0 (0.0-0.0); 0.0
15. Does physical count agree with stock card 1335 0.6 (0.3-0.8); 0.6
16. Stock book correctly filled 33 0.0 (0.0-0.1); 0.2
Storage management   
17. Cleanliness of the pharmacy 1380 1.0 (0.5-1.0); 0.7
18. Hygiene of the pharmacy 1384 0.4 (0.4-0.6); 0.5
19. System of storage of medicines and supplies 1384 0.3 (0.3-0.7); 0.5
20. Storage conditions 1380 0.7 (0.6-0.8); 0.7
21. Storage practices of medicines in pharmacy (stores and dispensary) 1384 0.3 (0.2-0.5); 0.4
Ordering and reporting quality   
22. Reorder level calculation 1250 0.0 (0.0-0.0); 0.0
23. Timeliness of order and distribution 63 1.0 (1.0-1.0); 0.8
24. Accuracy of Health Management Information System report 786 1.0 (0.8-1.0); 0.9
25. Filing 1329 0.5 (0.5-0.5); 0.5