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Table 4 Pattern of WHO prescribing indicators observed in the study

From: Disease proportions and drug prescribing pattern observed in a free health camp organized at Dhorphirdi Village Development Committee of Western Nepal

Prescribing indicators assessed Total drugs/encounters Average/percent Standard derived or ideal
Average number of drugs per encountered 510 1.6 1.6–1.8
Percentage of encountered with antibiotic 68 21.4 % 20.0–26.8 %
Percentage of drugs prescribed by generic 297 96.8 % 100 %
Percentage of drugs from essential drug list 317 100 % 100 %