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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