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Table 3 WHO/INRUD patient-care and facility-specific indicators in two tertiary care hospitals of Bahawalpur (N = 600)

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

OPD wards Patient-care and facility-specific indicators
Average consultation time (minutes) Average dispensing time (seconds) % drugs dispensed % drugs adequately labeled % patients knowledgeable % copy of EDL % key drugs in the stock
BVH Civil BVH Civil BVH Civil BVH Civil BVH Civil BVH Civil BVH Civil
Gynecology 2.2 0.9 7.8 6.7 100 100 100 100 47.0 73.0 100 100 100 80
Ophthalmology 0.7 0.6 4.8 5.9 100 100 100 100 87.0 67.0 100 100 43.0 86
Dermatology 1.1 0.7 9.0 5.1 67.6 100 100 100 73.0 70.0 100 100 50.0 75
ENT 0.9 0.7 7.5 6.3 94.9 100 100 100 27.0 50.0 100 100 100 71
Surgery 1.1 2.1 17.2 6.8 100 100 100 100 100 67.0 100 100 50.0 75
Pulmonology 1.3 2.1 7.6 8.0 96.7 100 100 100 70.0 47.0 100 100 71.0 71
Dental 1.7 0.7 8.0 6.2 100 100 100 100 40.0 60.0 100 100 75.0 50
Cardiology 1.6 2.4 18.6 8.6 100 100 100 100 67.0 50.0 100 100 75.0 75
Pediatrics 1.4 0.7 6.1 7.4 86.0 100 100 100 47.0 60.0 100 100 100 67
Medical 1.1 0.7 18 7.4 100 100 100 100 67.0 63.0 100 100 75.0 58
Mean 1.3 1.1 10.5 6.8 94.5 100 100 100 62.5 60.7 100 100 73.9 70.8
MEAN (SD)a 1.2 (0.8) 8.7 (4.9) 97.3 (1.3) 100 (0.0) 61.6 (0.6) 100 (0.0) 72.4 (0.4)
  1. aCalculated based on the total sample size, OPD outpatient department, EDL essential drugs list, BVH Bahawal Victoria Hospital, ENT ear, nose & throat