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Table 2 WHO/INRUD prescribing indicators in two tertiary care hospitals of Bahawalpur (N = 2400)

From: Assessment of WHO/INRUD core drug use indicators in two tertiary care hospitals of Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan

OPD wards Prescribing indicators
Average drugs/encounter % drugs prescribed by generic name % encounters with an antibiotic prescribed % encounters with an injection prescribed % drugs prescribed from EDL/formulary
BVH Civil BVH Civil BVH Civil BVH Civil BVH Civil
Gynecology 3.1 2.8 66.0 51.3 38.0 43.3 0.0 0.0 100 87.1
Ophthalmology 1.2 1.6 28.2 84.1 48.0 71.6 0.0 0.0 100 99.4
Dermatology 2.2 2.8 44.2 54.4 48.0 35.0 0.0 0.0 100 98.8
ENT 3.2 2.8 72.5 62.2 80.0 55.8 0.0 0.0 100 100
Surgery 3.2 2.7 62.5 55.7 86.0 28.3 0.0 0.0 100 99.3
Pulmonology 3.7 2.0 55.6 56.0 54.1 6.6 0.0 0.0 100 98.3
Dental 2.8 2.5 45.1 39.3 95.0 95.0 0.0 0.0 100 99.7
Cardiology 4.6 4.1 52.8 67.0 0.0 10.0 0.0 0.0 100 95.5
Pediatrics 2.5 3.0 57.4 53.5 65.0 84.1 0.0 0.0 100 98.9
Medical 3.2 2.5 65.1 58.6 39.0 47.5 0.0 0.0 100 100
Mean 3.0 2.7 54.9 58.2 55.3 47.7 0.0 0.0 100 97.7
MEAN (SD)a 2.8 (1.3) 56.6 (1.2) 51.5 (0.5) 0.0 (0.0) 98.8 (1.3)
  1. aCalculated based on the total sample size, OPD outpatient department, EDL essential drugs list, BVH Bahawal Victoria Hospital, ENT, ear, nose & throat