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Table 3 Average availability and time out of stock for vital medicines in 2012/13

From: An exploratory study on equity in funding allocation for essential medicines and health supplies in Uganda’s public sector

  HC II (n = 22) HC III (n = 22) HC IV (n = 13) General hospital (n = 8) Regional referral hospital (n = 13)
Number of medicines in basket used for measuring availability 6 10 14 14 14
Average % of basket of vital EMHS that were available on day of the visit, independent of the amount available 63 % 77 % 67 % 88 % 87 %
Average % time out of stock for all the items in basket of vital EMHS for the specific level of care, measured as % of stock out days/ year (365 days) 21 % 17 % 28 % 8 % 15 %