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Table 2 WHO/INRUD prescribing indicators in selected primary healthcare centers of the Bahawalpur district, Punjab, Pakistan

From: Assessment of core drug use indicators using WHO/INRUD methodology at primary healthcare centers in Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Primary Healthcare Centersa Prescribing Indicators
Average number of medicines prescribed per patient encounter Percent medicines prescribed by generic name Percent encounters with an antibiotic prescribed Percent encounters with an injection prescribed Percent medicines prescribed from essential medicines list
1 3.4 (1.4) 81.2 64.0 38.0 98.5
2 3.6 (1.5) 85.1 63.0 32.0 87.6
3 3.4 (1.3) 83.0 87.0 21.0 89.2
4 3.2 (3.1) 43.7 40.0 18.0 90.7
5 3.2 (1.4) 88.5 56.0 30.0 100
6 1.9 (1.0) 50.0 31.0 25.0 100
7 5.0 (2.3) 60.0 30.0 9.0 80.5
8 4.3 (2.4) 76.0 28.0 28.0 100
9 2.9 (0.7) 66.7 29.0 43.0 100
10 3.4 (1.1) 82.0 61.0 27.0 87.9
Mean (SD) 3.4 (0.8) 71.6 (15.7) 48.9 (20.2) 27.1 (9.8) 93.4 (7.1)
ANOVA p < .0005 p < .0005 p < .0005 p < .0005 p < .0005
  1. a1 = Agha pur, 2 = Jamal channar, 3 = Mubarak pur, 4 = Jhangi wali, 5 = Mithra, 6 = Chak katoora, 7 = Kud wala, 8 = Khanqah sharif, 9 = Khanu wali, 10 = Kulaab