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Table 2 General characteristics of studies included for systematic review and Meta-analysis

From: Prevalence of potential drug-drug interactions and associated factors among outpatients and inpatients in Ethiopian hospitals: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies

Region Study area Author and publication year Study design Pathology Target population Study setting Interaction database
Oromia Middle East Ethiopia, Adama Gunasekaran et al., 2016 [25] Retrospective CS All All hospitalized patients All wards Medscape online
southeast of AA, Bishoftu Behailu Terefe Tesfaye et al., 2017 [6] CS HIV/AIDS All HIV infected patients ART Clinic Meds cape online & Drug.com
South West Ethiopia, Jimma Diksis et al., 2019 [5] Prospective CS Cardiac disorder Cardiac adult patients Medical ward Micromedex 3.0 DRUG-REAX®
Chelkeba L et al., 2013 [26] CS Cardiac disorder Patients on CV medication in OPD Cardiac clinic Micromedex 2®
Amhara North West Ethiopia, Gondar B.Akshaya Srikanth et al., 2014 [27] Prospective CS All All hospitalized patients Medical ward www.drugs.com
Admassie, et al., 2013 [28] Retrospective CS All All hospitalized patients Inpatients and Out patients Micromedex2®
Henok Getachew et al., 2016 [29] Retrospective CS All All hospitalized pediatric patients Pediatric ward Micromedex 2
Tigray Northern Ethiopia Teka et al., 2016 [30] CS All All hospitalized elder patients Medical ward Micromedex® 2.0
Zeru Gebretsadik et al., 2017 [31] Retrospective CS All All patients who come for medical service Outpatient pharmacy Micromedex® 2.0
Haftay Berhane Mezgebe, 2015 [7] Retrospective CS Psychiatric illness Patients with psychiatric illness Psychiatric unit Micromedex 2.0 Drug-Reax®
Teklay et al., 2014 [32] Prospective CS DVT Patients on warfarin therapy Medical ward Micromedex® online
Yesuf TA, et al., 2017 [33] CS All All hospitalized patients Medical ward Micromedex 2®
AA TASH Tesfaye and Nedi, 2017 [34] CS All All hospitalized patients Medical ward Medscape online
SPHMMC Kibrom et al., 2018 [35] Retrospective CS All Adult patients Medical ward Micromedex 3.0 DRUG-REAX®
  1. Abbreviations: HIV Human Immune Deficiency Virus, AIDS Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome, ART Antiretroviral Therapy, CV Cardio Vascular, OPD Outpatient Department, CS Crossectional Study, TASH Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital, SPHMMC Saint Paulos Millennium Medical College