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Table 2 Availability of metformin by facility type and setting

From: Medicines availability for non-communicable diseases: the case for standardized monitoring

Medicine Observed mean availability (%) of medicine
Peck et al. WHO/HAI survey SARA
   Diabetes services
N = 24 N = 107 N = 248
Metformin* Metformin 500 mg Metformin
Metformin    
Government facility   30 42
Mission/Faith-based organization   65 93
Private facility   44 82
Hospital 100   87
Health centre 13   65
Dispensary 25   48
Urban 75   75
Rural 0   42
  1. *Metformin 500 mg is listed in 2013 Tanzania National Essential Medicines List.