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Table 5 Health professionals’ perception on efficiency in pharmaceuticals procurement of public health facilities of Jimma zone, April, 2019 (n = 190)

From: Health professionals’ perception of pharmaceuticals procurement performance in public health facilities in Southwestern Ethiopia

Efficiency SD* D* N* A* SA*
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Facility procurement selects safe, effective, cost-effective medicines 8 (4.2) 46 (24.2) 10 (5.3) 114 (60) 12 (6.3)
Concentrates purchases on limited list to increase quantities and reduce price 30 (15.8) 67 (35.3) 9 (4.7) 73 (38.4) 11 (5.8)
Develops mechanisms for prompt, reliable payment that brings down prices more than bulk discounts 50 (26.3) 96 (50.5) 9 (4.7) 33 (17.4) 2 (1.1)
Conducts annual financial audit to assess compliance with procedures, payment promptness of and related factors 15 (7.9) 65 (34.2) 14 (7.4) 90 (47.4) 6 (3.2)
The facility notifies deliveries 24 (12.6) 94 (49.5) 21 (11.1 47 (24.7) 4 (2.1)
  1. SD* strongly disagree, D* disagree, N* neutral, A* agree, SA* strongly agree