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Table 2 Drug related information on prescriptions dispensed from Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2016 at four governmental hospitals of Harar town

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

Drug related information Frequency (%)
HFSUH FHPH JH SECIIIH Overall
Drugs per prescription (n = prescription in each hospital) (n = 600) (n = 600) (n = 600) (n = 600) (n = 2400)
 One 309 (51.5) 129 (21.5) 139 (23.2) 156 (26.0) 733 (30.5)
 Two 201 (33.5) 169 (28.2) 209 (34.8) 295 (49.2) 874 (36.4)
 Three 64 (10.7) 177 (29.5) 170 (28.3) 129 (21.5) 540 (22.5)
 Four 15 (2.5) 76 (12.7) 61 (10.2) 19 (3.2) 171 (7.1)
 Five 9 (1.5) 39 (6.5) 17 (2.8) 1 (0.2) 66 (2.7)
 Six and above 2 (0.4) 10 (1.7) 4 (0.7) 0 (0) 16 (0.6)
Average number of drugs per encounter 1.70 2.60 2.37 2.02 2.17 (± 0.39)
Drug regimen related information (n = drugs per hospital) (n = 1021) (n = 1560) (n = 1422) (n = 1214) (n = 5217)
 Dose 317 (31.04) 502 (32.18) 234 (16.5) 376 (30.9) 1429 (27.4)
 Strength 661 (64.74) 1039 (66.60) 1161 (81.6) 1036 (85.3) 3897 (74.7)
 Dosage Form 153 (14.99) 302 (19.36) 169 (11.9) 1084 (89.3) 1708 (32.7)
 Route 816 (79.92) 1098 (70.38) 1208 (84.9) 1148 (94.6) 4270 (81.8)
 Frequency 716 (70.13) 1414 (90.64) 1171 (82.3) 1134 (93.4) 4435 (85.0)
 Duration 478 (46.82) 409 (26.21) 981 (68.9) 868 (71.5) 2736 (52.4)
 Quantity 474 (46.43) 1087 (69.68) 515 (36.3) 1130 (93.1) 3206 (61.5)
  1. Abbreviations HFSUH Hiwot Fana Specialized University Hospital, FHPH Federal Harar Police Hospital, JH Jugel Hospital, SECIIIH Southeast command III Hospital