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Table 2 Quality Use of Medicines (QUM) indicators and direction of better use

From: Promoting quality use of medicines in South-East Asia: reports from country situational analyses

QUM Indicator Direction of better use
% Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URTI) cases (patients) treated with antibiotics Less
% cases (patients) treated with antibiotics Less
% prescribed medicines from the national Essential Medicines List (EML) More
% medicines prescribed by generic name More
% cases (patients) treated with multivitamins Less
% cases (patients) treated with an injection Less
  1. Six standard indicators of quality of medicines use [23, 24] expressed as proportions and reported in 85–100% of the situational analyses