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Table 5 WHO core prescribing indicators in four governmental hospitals of Harar town 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

WHO core prescribing indicators HFSUH FHPH JH SECIIIH Total WHO standard
Encounters with injection(s) prescribed (n = 600) 262 (43.67) 123 (20.5) 219 (36.5) 32 (5.3) 636 (26.5) <  25% (13.4–24.1%)
Encounters with antimicrobial (s) prescribed (n = 600) 363 (60.5) 410 (68.33) 386 (64.33) 446 (74.3) 1605 (66.9). <  30% a(20.0–26.8%)
Encounters with antibacterial (s) prescribed (n = 600) 339 (56.5) 384 (64.0) 359 (59.8) 391 (65.2) 1473 (61.4)
Percentage of drugs with generic name (n = total drugs per hospital) 960 (94.02) 1350 (86.53) 1260 (88.60) 1074(88.46) 4644 (89.01) 100%
Percentage of drugs from EDL (n = total drugs per hospital) 960 (94.02) 1352 (86.67) 1103 (77.57) 1198 (98.68) 4613 (88.42) 100%
  1. Abbreviations: HFSUH Hiwot Fana Specialized University Hospital, FHPH Federal Harar Police Hospital, JH Jugel Hospital, SECIIIH Southeast command III Hospital
  2. aindicates the maximum acceptable value in tropical countries where infectious diseases are highly prevailing