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Table 1 Indicators of irrational drug prescribing in rural PHC centers across Kermanshah province

From: Prescribing patterns of rural family physicians: a study in Kermanshah Province, Iran

Variables PCHs (N) Physicians (N) average number of drugs per prescription % prescription with 4 and more drugs % of prescriptions containing injection % of prescriptions containing antibiotics % of drugs prescribed by generic name % of drugs prescribed from national essential medicine list
Counties
Eslamabad-e Gharb 9 15 2.8 16.2 22.7 54.8 99.3 98.1
Paveh 10 12 2.3 12.7 29.1 46.0 94.8 95.6
Salas-e Babajani 5 8 1.9 6.5 24.2 51.2 95.8 96.8
Javanrud 4 6 2.7 14.8 27.6 46.8 99.7 96.7
Dalahu 6 11 2.8 17.5 24.2 51.7 94.6 95.6
Ravansar 5 13 2.2 8.5 26.1 47.3 90.1 91.2
Sarpol-e Zahab 9 12 3.9 31.0 25.8 60.6 96.7 97.8
Sonqor 12 15 3.5 24.6 24.9 51.6 99.7 97.5
Sahneh 7 10 3.4 17.0 23.4 38.7 99.7 98.7
Qasr-e Shirin 2 6 2.7 16.2 25.8 47.9 81.2 82.2
Kermanshah 18 47 3.4 19.2 25.1 55.2 94.6 96.7
Kangavar 6 7 3.1 22.4 20.4 54.5 95.1 94.9
Gilan-e Gharb 6 13 3.9 28.3 29.8 52.7 92.4 93.5
Harsin 4 9 4.1 32.2 27.4 55.1 93.8 95.0
Total 103 184 3.14 18.8 24.4 52.1 95.1 95.9