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Table 4 Personnel time (in minutes) required to complete pre-administration tasks, by drug type

From: An operational comparative study of quinine and artesunate for the treatment of severe malaria in hospitals and health centres in the Democratic Republic of Congo: the MATIAS study

Quinine (N = 832)   Artesunate (N = 795)  
Material preparation 6 (2–18) Material preparation 4 (1–10)
Drug preparation 4 (1–14) Reconstitution 3 (1–8)
Search for the vein 5 (1–14) Dilution 2 (1–10)
Perfusion regulation 4 (1–10) Dose verification 2 (1–6)
  Search for the vein 3 (1–10)
  1. Median and 90 % central range
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