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Table 3 Percentages of encounters with antibiotics and injections prescribed in DRH, HFSUH and KGH, eastern Ethiopia, Jan 1, 2014–Jun 30, 2014 (n = 1500)

From: Evaluation of rational drug use based on World Health Organization core drug use indicators in selected public hospitals of eastern Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Prescribing indicators DRH HFSHU KGH Over all WHO standard
Percentage of encounters with antibiotics Total number of encounters 500 500 500 1500  
Encounters with antibiotic 271 250 347 868  
% of encounters with antibiotics 52.2 50 69.4 57.87a < 30 (20–26.8%)
Percentage of encounters with injections Encounters with injections 52 93 18 163  
% of encounters with injections 10.4 18.6 3.6 10.9 (13.4–21.1%)
  1. aSignificant deviation from WHO criteria