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Table 6 The factors associated with doctors issuing good/quality prescriptions (n = 344)

From: Quality of medical prescriptions in diabetes and hypertension management in Kerala and its associated factors

VariableCategoryTotal number of doctorsDoctors issuing quality prescriptions (n = 166)OR (95% CI)Adjusted OR (95% CI)p-value
N = 344n (%)
Age group (years)20–40 (yrs)17695 (54.0)1.6 (1.1–2.5)1.2 (0.7–2.1)0.42
41–80 (yrs)16871 (42.3)
Experience (years)0–30 yrs290149 (51.4)2.3 (1.2–4.3)1.1 (0.5–2.3)0.82
31–60 yrs5417 (31.5)
Patient Consultation (number/day)0–80 /day17668 (38.6)0.4 (0.3–0.7)0.6 (0.4–1.1)0.08
81–250/day16898 (58.3)
Hospital typePublic175102 (58.3)2.3 (1.5–3.5)1.6 (0.9–3.0)0.11
Private16964 (37.9)
Hospital LocationRural266139 (52.3)2.1 (1.2–3.5)1.8 (0.9–3.4)0.056
Awareness on NCD guideYes218118 (54.1)1.9 (1.2–3.0)1.8 (1.04–2.9)0.03
No12648 (38.1)
Quality certificationYes5133 (64.7)2.2 (1.2–4.1)2.2 (1.1–4.4)0.02
No293133 (45.4)
Software for patient data managementYes2622(84.6)6.6 (2.2–19.7)12.1 (3.8–38.5)< 0.001
No318144 (45.3)
GenderMale20391 (44.8)0.7 (0.5–1.1)
Female14175 (53.2)
Marital statusMarried313149 (47.6)0.7 (0.4–1.6)
Single3117 (54.8)
EducationPG16773 (43.7)0.7 (0.5–1.1)
MBBS17793 (52.5)
Place of educationDomestic336161 (47.9)0.6 (0.1–2.3)
International85 (62.5)
Number of CMEs attendedOne CME236118 (50)1.3 (0.8–1.9)
No CME10848 (44.4)
Journal SubscriptionYes9647 (49.0)1.0 (0.6–1.7)
No248119 (48.0)
Consultation time (hrs)/day0–6 h16876 (45.2)0.8 (0.5–1.2)
7–11 h17690 (51.1)
Contract TypePermanent269136 (50.6)1.5 (0.9–2.6)
Temporary7530 (40.0)
Clinical researchYes3920 (51.3)1.1 (0.6–2.2)
No305146 (47.9)
Urban7827 (34.6)
Pharmacy availabilityYes327159 (48.6)1.4 (0.5–3.6)
No177 (41.2)