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Table 1 Results of the prescription audit (% RDT-negative prescriptions containing), spanning a two month period at 30 health facilities, 2011

From: Why do health workers give anti-malarials to patients with negative rapid test results? A qualitative study at rural health facilities in western Uganda

  N % of total
Total RDT-negative patients 8344 100.0 %
Anti-malarials 339 4.1 %
Artemether/lumefantrine (AL) 151 1.8 %
Sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine (SP) 141 1.7 %
Quinine (tabs or injection) 51 0.6 %
Total anti-malarials prescribed 341 n/a
Prescriptions containing more than 1 anti-malariala 4 n/a
Antibiotics 6509 78.0 %
Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (cotrimoxazole) 4253 51.0 %
Amoxicillin 1195 14.3 %
Metronidazole 978 11.7 %
Total antibiotics prescribed 8227 n/a
Both an anti-malarial and an antibiotic 221 2.7 %
  1. a2 prescriptions contained both AL and SP; 1 AL and quinine; 1 quinine and SP