The availability and cost of antibiotics for treating PID in the Central Region of Ghana and implications for compliance with national treatment guidelines

Bosu, W K and Mabey, D (1998) The availability and cost of antibiotics for treating PID in the Central Region of Ghana and implications for compliance with national treatment guidelines. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 9 (9). pp. 551-553. ISSN 0956-4624

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Abstract

The availability and cost of antibiotics for treating pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) were assessed in 17 drug-dispensing outlets in 5 districts of the Central Region, Ghana. The outlets included the dispensaries of 2 regional and 4 district hospitals, 4 privately-owned pharmacies and 7 chemical seller shops. The most common antibiotics available, including co-trimoxazole, metronidazole, benzylpenicillin, amoxycillin, chloramphenicol and gentamicin, were also the lowest-priced drugs. Conversely, the most expensive antibiotics including ceftriaxone, ciprofloxacin, cefuroxime and spectinomycin, were also the least commonly available. Recommended anti-gonococcal antibiotics (ciprofloxacin, ceftriaxone) may not be prescribed if they are not available in the districts.

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Journal Article
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International Journal of STD and AIDS
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