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Table 5 Main selection criteria of artemisinin derivatives according to prescribers (n = 52)

From: Treatment of malaria from monotherapy to artemisinin-based combination therapy by health professionals in rural health facilities in southern Cameroon

Choosing criteria (Number) % of prescribers
Therapeutic efficacy (18) 34.6
Observance (few tablets) (14) 26.9
Few adverse effects (7) 13.5
Drug cost (lowest price) (6) 11.5
Name of drugs (4) 7.7
Patient's request (3) 5.8