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Table 1 Summary of results obtained at Hawassa University Hospital from September 2007 to September 2009 (n = 1290 encounters)

From: Assessment of drug use pattern using WHO prescribing indicators at Hawassa University teaching and referral hospital, south Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Prescribing indicators assessed Total drugs/ encounters Average/ percent Standard derived or ideal
Average number of drugs per encounter 2451 1.9 (1.6-1.8)
Percentage of encounter with antibiotics 749 58.1% (20.0-26.8%)
Percentage of encounters with injection 491 38.1% (13.4%-24.1%)
Percentage of drugs prescribed by generic 2419 98.7% 100%
Percentage of drugs from essential drug list 2367 96.6% 100%