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Table 4 Completeness of prescriptions (Total = 1000) dispensed at SPC Anuradhapura 2015

From: Drug utilization, prescription errors and potential drug-drug interactions: an experience in rural Sri Lanka

Component of the prescription Present (complete/correct)
Patient information
  1. Name of patient 94 (42c)
  2. Age of patient 79
  3. Gender of patient 70
  4. Address of patient 5
Prescriber information
  5. Name of prescriber 90 (98c)
  6. Signature of prescriber 84
  7. SLMC registration number 35
  8. Place of prescribing 76
  9. Contact details of prescriber 53
  10. Qualifications of the prescriber 86
  11. Prescriber's rubber stamp containing - Full name, qualifications, and registration number below his signature 89 (36c)
Drug information
  12. Route of administration 7 (90b)
  13. Generic name of drug 16 (87b)
  14. Dose of drug 93 (33b)
  15. Frequency of drug 97 (68b)
  16. Duration of drug 92 (84b)
Other information
  17. Treatment symbol 48 (61b)
  18. Date of prescribing 88 (94c)
  19. Diagnosis of the diseasea 41
  20. Refill informationa 6
  1. aItem 19 & 20 are in addition to the guidelines available in the BNF and WHO manual [3, 4]
  2. bCorrect, cComplete