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Table 4 Distribution of Patient care indicators of drug use at eight selected health centers in Fafen Zone Eastern Ethiopia, December 2014. (708 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

Indicators Name of health centers    
Kebrebeyah local Bombas Kebrebeyah refugee Awberae local Lefeisae Ayerdega Jigjiga Awberae refuge Total WHO Standards P-Value
Average consultation time in minute (Range) 6.89 (2–10) 7.97 (3–15) 1.79 (1–4) 2.19 (1–3) 11.43 (5–19) 6.62 (3–10) 4.92 (2–9) 3.0 (1–8) 5.11 (1–19) 10 <0.001*
Average dispensing time in minute (Range) 2.0 (0.33–6) 3.7 (1–8) 0.46 (0.16–1) 1.7 (0.83–3) 5.0 (2–9) 2.2 (1–5) 5.0 (2–9) 1.6 (0.16–8) 2.6 (0.16–9) >3 <0.001*
% of drugs actually dispensed 87.45 88.44 98.46 92.91 81.13 70.99 81.81 91.15 86.22 100 % <0.001*
Average no of drugs dispensed per prescription (Range) 2.44 (0–4) 2.59 (1–5) 1.93 (1–4) 2.23 (1–4) 2.19 (1–3) 1.86 (0–4) 1.89 (1–4) 1.88 (1–4) 2.11 (0–5)  
% of drugs adequately labeled 70.77 65.22 45.96 60.66 85.53 55.45 75.87 51.55 60.56 100 % <0.001*
Average number of drugs adequately labeled per prescription (Range) 2.41 (0–4) 2.60 (1–5) 1.96 (1–4) 2.23 (1–4) 2.2 (1–3) 1.87 (0–4) 1.92 (1–4) 1.90 (1–4) 2.11 (0–5)  
Patient Knowledge 82.5 36.8 84.0 72.0 74.1 85.0 43.0 73.3 69.8 100 % <0.001**
  1. *Result of one way ANOVA, **Pearsons Chi-square result