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Engaging the private sector to improve antimicrobial use in the community: experience from accredited drug dispensing outlets in Tanzania

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice, September 2014
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Title
Engaging the private sector to improve antimicrobial use in the community: experience from accredited drug dispensing outlets in Tanzania
Published in
Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice, September 2014
DOI 10.1186/2052-3211-7-11
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Authors

Richard Valimba, Jafary Liana, Mohan P Joshi, Edmund Rutta, Martha Embrey, Maganga Bundala, Bryceson Kibassa

Abstract

A public-private partnership in Tanzania launched the accredited drug dispensing outlet (ADDO) program to improve access to quality medicines and pharmaceutical services in rural areas. ADDO dispensers play a potentially important role in promoting the rational use of antimicrobials, which helps control antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The study objectives were to 1) improve dispensing practices of antimicrobials, 2) build ADDO dispensers' awareness of the consequences of misusing antimicrobials, and 3) educate consumers on the correct use of antimicrobials through the use of printed materials and counseling.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 72 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 15 21%
Student > Bachelor 12 17%
Student > Master 8 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 8%
Librarian 4 6%
Other 14 19%
Unknown 13 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 22%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 11 15%
Social Sciences 11 15%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 4%
Other 13 18%
Unknown 15 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 April 2015.
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#3,595,537
of 8,702,492 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice
#62
of 127 outputs
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#62,457
of 192,564 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice
#2
of 5 outputs
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