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Table 1 Description of lawsuit, São Paulo, 2010 and 2014

From: Legal access to medications: a threat to Brazil’s public health system?

Variable n Prevalence % (IC 95%)
Responsibility to care of lawsuit (n = 56.345)
 State of São Paulo 34,952 62,0 (61,6–62,4)
 State shared 21,207 37.6 (37,2–38,0)
 Other 186 0,3 (0,2–0,3)
Categories of the items claimed (n = 148,236)
 Medications 91,931 62.0 (61,7–62,2)
 Medical and hospital supplies 40,121 27.0 (26,8–27,2)
 Nutritional products 8296 5,5 (5,4–5,7)
 Medical and hospital procedures 6857 4,6 (4,5–4,7)
 Other items 1031 0,6 (0,6–0,7)
Identify of the person who filed the lawsuit (n = 56,345)
 Lawyer 36,170 64.2 (63,7–64,5)
 Public defender 7789 13.8 (13,5–14,1)
 Prosecutor 5132 9.1 (8,8–9,3)
 Uninformed 7254 12.8 (12,5–13,1)
Type of lawsuit (n = 56,345)
 Normal proceeding 34,649 61.4 (61,0–61,8)
 Injunction 14,783 26.2 (25,8–26,6)
 Civil action 4786 8,4 (8,2–8,7)
 Other 2127 3,7 (3,3–3,9)
Category of the prescriber (n = 56,345)
 Medical 55,697 98,8 (98,7–98,9)
 Otherwise 548 1,1 (1,0–1,2)
Type of service that the medical prescription was drawn up (n = 56,345)
 Private clinic 26,957 47,8 (47,4–48,2)
 PHCU 10,673 18,9 (18,6–19,2)
 Teaching hospital 7124 12.7 (12,3–12,9)
 General hospital 4334 7.7 (7,6–7,7)
 Specialized clinic/outpatient clinic/Outpatient clinic uninformed/Polyclinic 2378 4,2 (4,0–4,3)
 Unspecified hospital 646 1.1 (1,0–1,2)
 Specialist hospital 538 1.0 (0,8–1,0)
 Uninformed 3695 6,5 (6,3–6,7)
Item claimed of medication included of components of the PA program (n = 91.931)
 Basic 15,265 16,6 (16,3–16,8)
 Specialized 11,104 12,0 (11,8–12,2)
 Strategic 346 0,3 (0,3–0,4)
 No one 65,216 70,9 (70,6–71,2)
  1. Source: S-Codes