Number of drug regimens distributed to patients per month

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Number of drug regimens distributed to patients per month
What it measures

This indicator tracks on a monthly basis the number of drug packets (combination therapy packs) distributed to patients through pharmacies.

Rationale
Numerator

Number of drug regimens distributed through drug distribution points

Denominator

Not applicable

Calculation
Method of measurement

This indicator is measured through the records of pharmacies.

Measurement frequency
Disaggregation

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Explanation of the numerator
Explanation of the denominator
Strengths and weaknesses

This indicator is a direct measure of the distribution of drug packets. It does not account for which regimen was distributed nor for the quality of the treatment, the adherence or many other important factors. However, in the scaling up of access to treatment, this simple indicator is an important marker of progress.

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