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Table 5 Assessment of the prescriptions for children with mild/moderate CAP*

From: An evaluation of prescribing practices for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in Mongolia

Category Drug selection Dosage form Dose Frequency Final result
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
A 195 (43.4) 171 (87.7) 102 (59.6) 99 (97.1) 99 (22.1)
IA 254 (56.6) 24 (12.3)a (see below) 3 (2.9) 350 (78.0)
OPD - - 1 (0.6) - -
UPD - - 68 (39.8) - -
NAI 95 95 95 95 95
Total assessable 449 195 171 102 449
Total 544 290 266 197 544
  1. A- Appropriate, IA- Inappropriate, NAI- No assessable guideline information, OPD- Overprescribed dose, UPD- Underprescribed dose.
  2. aIncludes the number of appropriately selected drugs from the previous column.
  3. *If the first indicator was “inappropriate”, then the prescription item classification was “inappropriate” and this drug was excluded from further analysis and would not appear in the second indicator.