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Table 1 Prescribing indicators (n = 770)

From: Assessment of prescription pattern and prescription error in outpatient Department at Tertiary Care District Hospital, Central Nepal

Prescribing Indicators assessed Total drugs/encounters Average/Percentage WHO standard derived or ideal (%)
Average number of drugs per encounter 2448 3.2 1.6–1.8
Percentage of encounter with antibiotics 292 37.9% 20–26.8%
Percentage of encounter with injection 5 0.7% 13.4–24.1%
Percentage of drugs prescribed by generic 72 2.9% 100%
Percentage of drugs from essential drug list 521 21.3% 100%