Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 4 Distribution of antimicrobials and antibacterial agents per encounter in 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

No. per encounter HFSUH (n = 600) FHPH (n = 600) JH (n = 600) SECIIIH (n = 600) Overall (n = 2400)
AMA ABA AMA ABA AMA ABA AMA ABA AMA ABA
One 267 (44.5) 292 (43.5) 300 (50.0) 319 (53.2) 274 (35.7) 303 (50.5) 390 (65.0) 374 (62.3) 1231 (51.29) 1288 (53.67)
Two 85 (14.2) 46 (7.7) 96 (16.0) 61 (10.2) 97 (16.2) 50 (8.3) 55 (9.2) 17 (2.8) 333 (13.87) 174 (7.25)
Three 10 (1.7) 1 (0.2) 11 (1.8) 3 (0.5) 13 (2.2) 6 (1) 1 (0.2) 0 (0.0) 35 (1.45) 10 (0.41)
Four 1 (0.2) 0 (0.0) 2 (0.3) 0 (0.0) 2 (0.3) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 5 0
Five 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.2) 1 (0.2) 0(0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 1
Total Rxa 363 339 410 384 386 359 446 391 1605 (66.9%) 1473 (61.4%)
Total drugs 471 387 538 455 515 421 558 408 2082 1671
Average drug per encounter 1.30 1.14 1.31 1.18 1.33 1.17 1.25 1.04 1.29 (±0.03) 1.13 (±0.08)
  1. Abbreviations AMA antimicrobial agent, ABA antibacterial agent, HFSUH Hiwot Fana Specialized University Hospital, FHPH Federal Harar Police Hospital, JH Jugel Hospital, SECIIIH Southeast command III Hospital
  2. aPrescriptions containing antimicrobial and/or antibacterial