Advances in Preventive Medicine / 2020 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Assessment of Prescriptions in the Endocrinology Department of a Tertiary Care Hospital in Pakistan Using World Health Organization Guidelines

Table 2

The standard prescribing indicators (N = 100).

IndicatorValue (%)TotalOptimal level (%)

The average number of drugs per encounter5.2520/1001.6–1.8
% of drug prescribed generic name0.704/520100
% of encounter antibiotics1898/52020.0–26.8
% of encounters with an injection3136/11613.4–24.1
% of drugs the from Essential Drug List8189/109100
% of drugs from the National Essential Drug List of Pakistan2730/109100
% of drug-drug interaction18.320/1090
% of pharmacoeconomic insulin15.494/111100

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