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Table 4 Antimicrobial use in Outpatients and Inpatients

From: Antimicrobial use by WHO methodology at primary health care centers: a cross sectional study in Punjab, Pakistan

Indicator RHCsb (n = 3600) BHUsc (n = 3600) All PHCCs (n = 7200)
Outpatients (n = 6400)
1. Prescriptions with one or more AMsa, % 76.7 81.8 79.2
2. AMs prescribed per prescription, mean (SD) 1.0 (0.23) 1.3 (0.41) 1.2 (0.31)
3. % of prescriptions with injected AMs 31.6 42.7 36.8
4. Proper AMs use, % 22.1 11.9 16.4
Inpatients all (n = 800)
1. Prescriptions with one or more AMsa, % 100 100 100
2. AMs prescribed per prescription, mean (SD) 2.9 (0.11) 3.1 (0.13) 3.0 (0.12)
3. % of prescriptions with injected AMs 40.9 44.7 43.6
4. Proper AMs use, % 14.3 11.6 12.1
A. Surgical (n = 436)
1. Prescriptions with one or more AMsa, % 100 100 100
2. AMs prescribed per prescription, mean (SD) 2.9 (0.11) 3.1 (0.13) 3.0 (0.12)
3. Proper AMs use, % 13.1 11.7 11.9
B. Nonsurgical (n = 364)
1. Prescriptions with one or more AMsa, % 100 100 100
2. AMs prescribed per prescription, mean (SD) 2.9 (0.11) 3.1 (0.13) 3.0 (0.12)
3. Proper AMs use, % 15.1 11.3 12.9
  1. aAntimicrobials, bRural Health Centers, cBasic Health Units