Table 7

Most common solutions of medicines shortages (mentioned by ≥15 respondents)

Possible solutions of medicines shortagesn*
Manufacturers should be facilitated, motivated and regulated28
Price negotiation and fixation by the regulatory bodies25
Improved inventory control system19
Improved distribution system15
Promotion of traditional distribution system15
Generic prescribing15
  • *'n’ refers to the frequency of reported solution among total respondents. Each answer was quantified once per respondent.