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Table 5 WHO/INRUD patient care indicators in health centers of Dessie town, 2019 (N = 600)

From: Drug use pattern using WHO core drug use indicators in public health centers of Dessie, North-East Ethiopia

Patient care indicators SGHC DHC BWHC Total WHO standard
Average consultation time (minute) 5.5 4.2 4.3 4.7 10 min
Average dispensing time (second) 92 120 104 105 > 180 s
Number of drugs prescribed 435 442 428 1305  
Percentage of medicines actually dispensed 392 (90.1) 414 (91.5) 399 (93) 1203 (92) 100%
Percentage of medicines adequately labeled 0 0 0 0 100%
  1. SGHC, Segno Gebeya Health Center; DHC, Dessie Health Center; BWHC, Buanbua Wuha Health Center