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Table 2 WHO Prescribing indicators estimated from 811 prescriptions at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation’s pediatric emergency department in Georgetown, Guyana (N = 811)

From: Antibiotic prescribing patterns in the pediatric emergency department at Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation: a retrospective chart review

WHO Prescribing Indicator Result
Average number of drugs per encounter (N = 811) 2.5 (s = 1.54)
Percentage of encounters with one or more antibiotic prescribed (N = 811) 36.9 % (n = 299)
Percentage of antibiotics prescribed by generic name (N = 360) 30.0 % (n = 108)
Percentage of antibiotics from essential drug list (N = 360) 90.8 % (n = 327)