The quantity of each drug per 1,000 treatment episodes is calculated in Table 7.9, column 10.
We know that the drug quantities in column 9 are intended to cover a total of 544,320 treatment episodes (from Table 6.6). Starting with acetylsalicylic acid, the first drug in the list, the total order quantity, 700,000 tablets/544,320 treatment episodes = 1,287 tablets per 1,000 treatment episodes.
For the second drug, aluminium hydroxide, the total order quantity, 84,000 tablets/544,320 treatment episodes = 154 tablets per 1,000 treatment episodes, and so on for each drug.
On the basis of these results a community health worker with a thousand treatment episodes annually would be allocated 1,287 acetylsalicylic acid tablets, 154 aluminium hydroxide tablets, and so on; a CHW with two thousand treatment episodes would receive twice these amounts, and so on proportionately to the number of treatment episodes. In practice, actual deliveries would be made in order packs or, if necessary, fractions of order packs re-packed for distribution.
The same calculation can be done per 1,000 patient contacts if contacts rather than treatment episodes are recorded routinely.