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Table 3 Distribution of drug prescription indicators in five community pharmacies in Southern India

From: Assessment of current prescribing practices using World Health Organization core drug use and complementary indicators in selected rural community pharmacies in Southern India

Prescribing indicators Total number of prescriptions (N = 1052) Percentage (%)
Number of drugs per prescription
 One  Two  Three  Four  Five 22 79 216 560 175 2.1 7.5 20.5 53.2 16.6
Number of drugs prescribed by generic name
 None  One  Two 962 80 10 91.4 7.6 1.0
Number of drug encounter with antibiotics
 None  One  Two 309 619 124 29.4 58.8 11.8
Number of drug encounter with injection
 None  One  Two 770 256 26 73.2 24.3 2.5
Number of drugs prescribed from essential drug list 1052 100