Indicators of rational drug use and health services in Hadramout, Yemen

K A Bashrahil
2010 Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal  
WHO standard indicators of rational drug use, this study analysed 550 prescriptions from 20 health facilities at different levels throughout Hadramout governorate, Yemen. A mean of 2.8 (SD 0.2) drugs were prescribed per prescription, with a low rate of prescribing drugs by generic name (39.2%). The proportion of prescriptions for antibiotics was 66.2%, for injectable drugs 46.0% and for vitamins/tonics 23.6%. The essential drugs list was available in 78.9% of facilities and a high percentage of
more » ... drugs were prescribed from the list (81.2%). Other official sources of local drug information were less available.
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