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Table 4 Effect of the intervention on doctors’ prescribing behavior after intervention (Median  ± SD)

From: Application of propensity scores to explore the effect of public reporting of medicine use information on rational drug use in China: a quasi-experimental design

Variable name Intervention group (N = 108) Control group (N = 108) Za P value
Average expenditure per prescription of a doctor (RMB yuan)     
  50.07  ± 24.90 43.62  ± 34.41  2.530 0.110
Percentage of prescriptions requiring antibiotics of a doctor (%)     
  62.49  ± 21.64 60.97  ± 25.86  0.107 0.915
Percentage of prescriptions requiring injections of a doctor (%)     
  64.66  ± 23.51 70.52  ± 25.57  2.349 0.019
  1. Note: Non-parametric tests were used because all the variables were not normal; a stands for Mann-Whitney U test.