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Availability and Affordability of Essential Medicines and Patient Satisfaction on Pharmacy Services: Case of Two Public Hospitals in Gamo Zone, Southern Ethiopia

Mende Mensa Sorato1* & Biruk Wogayehu Taddele2

1Arba Minch University College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Pharmacy
2Arba Minch College of Health Sciences, Department of Pharmacy

Dr. Mende Mensa Sorato, Arba Minch University College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Pharmacy.

Keywords: Essential Medicines; Availability; Affordability; Patient Satisfaction; Pharmacy Services; Gamo Zone

Abstract

Background
Availability of essential medicines is necessary to maintain health of the community. In Ethiopia, availability of life saving medicines was 80% and availability of essential drugs was 70%. Most of drugs used for treatment of chronic illnesses were unaffordable and reported Patient satisfaction on pharmacy service was suboptimal.
Objective
To assess availability, affordability and patient satisfaction on pharmacy service at public hospitals in Gamo Zone Southern Ethiopia, July 2017.

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