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Table 1 The characteristics of the study participants (storekeepers) and public hospitals in Jimma zone, April 30 to May 29, 2019 (n = 7)

From: Inventory management performance for laboratory commodities in public hospitals of Jimma zone, Southwest Ethiopia

The characteristics of the hospitals
Variables Frequency
 Received supervision from (i.e., in the last year) FMoHa 1
RHB/ZHDb 6
 The most recent supervision Within the last month 1
Within the last 3 months 3
Within the last 6 months 3
 Area of supervision Bin-card updating practices 6
Reporting practices 4
Storage conditions 4
Waste management 2
The profiles of the study participants
 Qualification Pharmacists 3
Druggists 4
 Service year 7–12 months 1
13–18 months 3
19–24 months 2
Above 24 months 1
Mean services year 18.3 ± 4.6 months
 IPLSc training 7
  1. aFederal Ministry of Health
  2. bRegional Health Bureau/Zonal Health Department
  3. cIntegrated pharmaceuticals logistics system