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Table 3 Mean-value of components of drug regimen per prescribing encounter dispensed from Jan 1-Dec 31, 2016

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

Components Mean value
HFSUH (n = 600) FHPH (n = 600) JH (n = 600) SECIIIH (n = 600) Overall (n = 2400)
Dose 0.53 0.84 0.39 0.63 0.59
Strength 1.10 1.73 1.91 1.73 1.62
Dosage Form 0.26 0.50 0.28 1.81 0.71
Route 1.36 1.84 2.01 1.75 1.78
Frequency 1.19 2.36 1.95 1.89 1.85
Duration 0.80 0.84 1.64 1.45 1.14
Quantity 0.79 1.81 0.86 1.88 1.34
  1. Abbreviations: HFSUH Hiwot Fana Specialized University Hospital, FHPH Federal Harar Police Hospital, JH Jugel Hospital, SECIIIH Southeast command III Hospital