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Table 2 Comparison between the uses of medicine for URTIs in the study are against the WHO standard

From: Rational prescribing of antibiotics in children under 5 years with upper respiratory tract infections in Kintampo Municipal Hospital in Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana

Prescribing indicator Value WHO standard
Total number of patients prescriptions analysed 270 ≥ 100
Total number of medicines prescribed 839
Average number of medicines prescribed per encounter 3.1 ≤ 2
% Medicines prescribed by generic 93.8 100
% Patient encounters with antibiotics prescribed 28.2 ≤ 30
% of patient encounters with injections prescribed 0.4 ≤ 10
% of medicines prescribed from essential medicines list or formulary 94.9 100