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Table 1 Patient related information in prescriptions dispensed from Jan - Dec 2016 at four governmental hospitals of Harar town (n = 2400)

From: Investigation of prescribing behavior at outpatient settings of governmental hospitals in eastern Ethiopia: an overall evaluation beyond World Health Organization core prescribing indicators

Patient related information HFSUH (n = 600) FHPH (n = 600) JH (n = 600) SECIIIH (n = 600) Total (2400)
Use of standard prescription 555 (92.5) 599 (99.8) 0(0) 0(0) 1154(48.1)
Medical registration number 598 (99.7) 599 (99.8) 332(55.3) 553(92.2) 2082(86.8)
Date of prescription 367 (61.2) 497(82.8) 497(82.8) 590(98.3) 1951(81.3)
Name of patient 599 (99.8) 600 (100.0) 577(96.2) 478(79.7) 2254(93.9)
Age 527 (87.8) 117 (19.5) 343(57.2) 58(9.7) 1045(43.5)
Weight 18 (3.0) 3 (0.5) 2(0.3) 0(0) 23(0.9)
Sex 522 (87.0) 206 (34.4) 357(59.5) 32(5.3) 1117(46.5)
Patient Address 18 (3.0) 7 (1.2) 2(0.3) 0(0) 27(1.1)
Diagnosis 236 (39.3) 20 (3.3) 26(4.3) 0(0) 282(11.8)
  1. Abbreviations: HFSUH Hiwot Fana Specialized University Hospital, FHPH Federal Harar Police Hospital, JH Jugel Hospital, SECIIIH Southeast command III Hospital