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Table 6 Labeling status of dispensed drugs in in health centers of Dessie town, 2019 (N = 1203)

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

Labeled component SGHC DHC BWHC Total WHO standard
Patient name 100%
Generic name
Strength 18 (1.4) 12 (0.9) 22 (1.8) 52 (4.3)
Dose 124 (10.3) 103 (8.5) 137 (11.38) 364 (30.3)
Quantity dispensed 10 (0.8) 13 (10.8) 15 (1.2) 38 (3.1)
Frequency of administration 128 (10.64) 106 (8.8) 139 (11.5) 373 (31)
duration of treatment 23 (1.9) 85 (7.0) 20 (1.6) 128 (10.6)
Storage condition
Expire date
  1. SGHC, Segno Gebeya Health Center; DHC, Dessie Health Center; BWHC, Buanbua Wuha Health Center