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Assessment of drug use pattern using WHO prescribing indicators at Hawassa University teaching and referral hospital, south Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

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Title
Assessment of drug use pattern using WHO prescribing indicators at Hawassa University teaching and referral hospital, south Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study
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BMC Health Services Research, May 2013
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-13-170
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Anteneh Assefa Desalegn

Abstract

To promote rational drug use in developing countries, it is important to assess drug use pattern using the World Health Organization (WHO) drug use indicators. The aim of this study was to assess the drug prescription patterns at the Medical Outpatient Pharmacy of Hawassa University Teaching and Referral Hospital, using some of the WHO core drug use indicators.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 2 <1%
Ethiopia 1 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
Nepal 1 <1%
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 <1%
Unknown 273 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 70 25%
Student > Bachelor 50 18%
Student > Postgraduate 42 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 22 8%
Researcher 18 6%
Other 44 16%
Unknown 33 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 99 35%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 73 26%
Nursing and Health Professions 17 6%
Business, Management and Accounting 10 4%
Social Sciences 7 3%
Other 28 10%
Unknown 45 16%

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#9,661,098
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