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Table 8 Index of WHO/INRUD drug use indicators in health centers of Dessie town from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 (N = 1500)

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

Indicators IRDU SGHC DHC BWHC Total
Prescribing indicators Non-polypharmacy index 0.84 0.88 0.81 0.85
Generic name index 0.98 0.99 0.97 0.98
Rational antibiotic index 0.6 0.55 0.68 0.6
Injection safety index 1 1 1 1
EDL index 1 1 1 1
IRDP 4.42 4.42 4.46 4.43
Rank 2 2 1  
Patient-care indicators Consultation time index 0.55 0.42 0.43 0.47
Dispensing time index 0.51 0.6 0.57 0.58
Dispensed drugs index 0.9 0.91 0.93 0.92
Labeled drugs index 0 0 0 0
Patients’ knowledge index 0.55 0.58 0.51 0.54
IRPCDU 2.51 2.51 2.44 2.51
Rank 1 1 2  
Facility-specific indicators Index of EDL 0 0 0 0
Index of key drugs in stock 0.61 0.69 0.61 0.64
IRFSDU 0.61 0.69 0.61 0.64
Rank 2 1 2  
Grand total IRDU 7.54 7.62 7.51 7.58
Rank 2 1 3  
  1. SGHC, Segno Gebeya Health Center; DHC, Dessie Health Center; BWHC, Buanbua Wuha Health Center