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Table 4 Main selection criteria of artemisinin derivatives according to prescribers

From: Treatment of malaria from monotherapy to artemisinin-based combination therapy by health professionals in urban health facilities in Yaoundé, central province, Cameroon

Selection criteria Medical practitioners
(n = 132), Percent
Therapeutic efficacy (67) 50.8
Few adverse events (23) 17.4
Observance (few tablets) (20) 15.2
Drug cost (lowest price) (14) 10.6
Drug names (6) 4.5
Patient's request (2) 1.5