The survey was conducted according to the WHO "Operational Package for Monitoring and Assessing the Pharmaceutical Situation in Countries - (Working Draft November 2002). The package contains survey tools for two levels of core indicators and a household survey tool: Level I - Structural and Process Indicators: were used to assess the existing structures and processes in the national pharmaceutical system.
Level II - Outcome indicators: supported Level I indicators by providing specific data about the important pharmaceutical outcomes
The household survey form complemented the level I and II indicators by examining issues on access and use of drugs in the community. Level I and II indicators are almost entirely focused on health structures and people visiting health facilities. This survey tool ensures data are collected about treatment-seeking behaviour and drugs consumption.
The list of indicators is presented below and a description of the purpose of each indicator, together with instructions on how to collect, record and process the data can be found within the operational package.