An Assessment On Essential Drugs Supply Insufficiency In The Case Of St.Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Extents, Causes And Outcomes

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Addis Ababa University


Essential drugs concept was defined in 1975 by the World Health Organization (WHO), and is based on the premise that a limited list of carefully selected medicines will improve quality of health care and provide cost-effective health care and better management of medicines. The effectiveness of these drugs supply system in achieving a reliable supply of essential drugs must be continually and objectively assessed. Accordingly, this study has the objective of examining essential drugs supply insufficiency in st.paul;s hospital MMC with extents, causes and outcomes. The study was methodologically conducted using descriptive survey method. The sample size was 56 health professionals particularly pharmacists those knowledgeable in area of drugs supply management in the hospital. Out of 56 questionnaires distributed 51 usable questionnaires were collected and statically packaged for social science (spss16) were used for interpretation. The study shows there are significant problems regarding drugs supply insufficiency in the case hospital. Finally the study provides valuable conclusion and recommendation based on the analysis result



Essential drugs concept, World Health Organization, limited list of carefully