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Table 1 Overall Mean Percentage Availability of Survey Medicines in Different Sectors and by Different Medicine Types

From: Evaluating medicine prices, availability and affordability in Bangladesh using World Health Organisation and Health Action International methodology

  Public hospitals (%) Private retail (%) Private clinics (%) n
Lowest price generic
All 37 63 54 61
MEDICINE type
 NCD 27 57 50 36
 Infectious 48 68 56 21
 Uncategorized 68 85 83 4
Essential medicines
 In EML 36 62 53 51
 Not in EML 41 69 61 10
Sample List
 Global CORE 52 77 71 14
 SupplementaRY 33 59 49 47
  Originator brand
 All n.a. 4 2 61
  1. Source: Author’s data
  2. Note: n.a: not applicable. Originator branded medicines are not found in the public sector. N: number of survey medicines