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Table 7 Factors influencing the type of drugs provided for patients

From: Malaria treatment perceptions, practices and influences on provider behaviour: comparing hospitals and non-hospitals in south-east Nigeria

  Non-hospitals n (%) N = 191 Hospitals n (%) N = 34 Chi-square (p-value)
Necessity to make profit 18 (9.4) 3 (8.8) .01 (.60)
Request by patients 76 (39.8) 5 (2.6) 6.7 (.006)
Idea of what the consumer prefers 17 (8.9) 5 (2.6) 1.5 (.19)
Patients apparent SES 37 (19.4) 10 (29.4) 2.4 (.096)
Providers' level of training 31 (16.2) 5 (2.6) .004 (.594)
Need to be competitive 5 (2.6) 0 (0) .85 (.46)
Drugs available 35 (18.3) 2 (5.9) 2.8 (.07)
Existing treatment policy/guidelines 26 (13.6) 1 (2.9) 2.7 (.07)
Information from regulatory bodies 10 (5.2) 0 (0) 1.7 (.21)
Pressures from wholesalers to repay 89 (46.6) 22 (64.7) .17 (.85)
Promotion by manufacturers 3 (1.6) 0 (0) .50 (.63)
Others 14 (7.3) 12 (35.3) 5.6 (.014)