Table 1

WHO/INRUD prescribing indicators

WHO/INRUD prescribing indicatorWHO reference valuesRedemption hospital (Liberia)
1Average number of medicines per encounter<22.78
2Percentage of medicines prescribed by generic name100%100%
3Percentage of encounters with an antibiotic prescribed<30%64.5%
4Percentage of encounters with an injection prescribed<20%34.0%
5Percentage of medicines prescribed from an essential medicines list or formulary100%95.4%
  • Values in bold are above the WHO reference value.

  • INRUD, International Network for the Rational Use of Drugs.