Adequate knowledge is when a patient can report the dosage schedule of all the medicines they receive. Patients are thus evaluated on their knowledge of when and in what quantity each medicine should be taken. Failure to know either of these two points about the medicines should result in patient knowledge being scored as inadequate.
• The median % of patients who know how to take medicines was found to be 71.95%. This means that almost 3 out of 4 patients understood correctly how to take their medicines.
• In 47% health facilities, more than 75% of the patients knew how to take their medicines.
• In 27% of health facilities less than half of the patients knew how to take their medication.
Figure 4.13 Percentage of patients at public health facilities who know how to take medicines