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Table 1 Summary of results obtained in eight selected health centers in Fafen Zone Eastern Ethiopia from September 2013 to September 2014. (n = 636 encounters)

From: Assessment of medicines use pattern using World Health Organization’s Prescribing, Patient Care and Health facility indicators in selected health facilities in eastern Ethiopia

Prescribing indicators assessed Total drugs/encounters Average/percent Standard derived or ideal
Drugs per encounter 1426 2.2 (1.6–1.8)
Encounter with antibiotics 525 82.5 % (20.0–26.8 %)
Encounters with injection 71 11.2 % (13.4–24.1 %)
Drugs prescribed by generic name 1385 97 % 100 %
Drugs from essential drug list 1311 92 % 100 %