ISSN : 0975-9492


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Title : Assessment of the degree of adherence to health facility indicators related to rational drug use in Selected Health Facilities of Amhara Region, Northwest Ethiopia
Authors : Wubante Demilew Nigussie
Keywords : Rational drug use, facility indicators, selected, Health facility, Amhara region
Issue Date : April 2014
Abstract :
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the degree of adherence of health care facility to World Health Organization health facility indicators in selected health care facilities of Amhara Region, Northwest Ethiopia.
Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted among randomly selected health care facilities of Amhara region from March 01 to 15, 2014. Data was collected by interview and observation using structured questionnaire and check list respectively. Ethical clearance was obtained from the ethics review committee of Amhara regional state health bureau. The data was checked for completeness and consistency, cleared, coded, and entry and analysis was done by using SPSS (version 16).
Results: The percentage availability of key essential drugs was found to be 73.05%, availability of Essential Drug List (EDL), Standard Treatment Guidelines (STG), drug formulary and average stock out duration were 75%, 87.5% 75% and 34 days respectively.
Conclusion: The study revealed that evaluation of the patterns of drug use based on World Health Organization (WHO) facility indicators was not satisfactory. So there is a need for managerial and educational intervention to improve rational drug use and thereby need to improve’ availability of essential drug list, standard treatment guidelines, drug formulary in order to access unbiased information for health care providers and also to prevent stock out of key essential drugs.
Page(s) : 171-178
ISSN : 0975-9492
Source : Vol. 5, No.4