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Table 3 The Assessments of Quality of the PODs

From: Reuse of patients’ own drugs in hospitals in Ghana; the evidence to support policy

Components Number PODS
PODs available at the hospital
N (%)
PODs made available at the hospital based on request from the researcher
N (%)
Label present on the container of PODs Yes, complete 254 (30.1) 155 (18.3)
Yes, incomplete 203 (24) 125 (14.8)
No 67 (7.9) 41 (4.9)
Instruction for use Legible 247 (29.2) 151 (17.9)
Illegible 277 (32.9) 170 (20.1)
PODs clean and intact Yes 500 (57.2) 307 (36.3)
No 24 (2.8) 14 (4.9)
Expiry date identified Yes 467 (39.5) 286 (33.8)
No 57 (6.7) 35 (4.1)
PODs expired Yes 38 (4.5) 24 (2.8)
No 453 (53.6) 277 (32.9)
Not Sure 33 (3.9) 20 (2.4)