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Table 1 The structure and contents of the surveyed questionnaire

From: The impacts of implementation of National Essential Medicines Policies on primary healthcare institutions: a cross-sectional study in China

Items Indicators Time frame
Part A
The Incomes
the total revenues of the institution (Yuan) (A1) From 1 January 2010 to 30 June 2010
the total revenues of the outpatient (Yuan) (A2)
the total financial subsidies (Yuan) (A3)
the total sales of the drugs (Yuan) (A4)
the total sales of the drugs of the outpatient (Yuan) (A5)
the rate of healthcare workers income growtha (A6) From 1 January 2009 to 30 June 2010
Part B
The Visits and Prescriptions
the average outpatient and emergency visits per month (B1) From 1 January 2010 to 30 June 2010
the average prescriptions per month (B2)
Part C
The Medicinesb
the number of EMs (C1)
the number of PSEMs (C2)
the number of non-EMs (C3)
the sales of EMs (Yuan) (C4)
the sales of PSEMs (Yuan) (C5)
the sales of non-EMs (Yuan) (C6)
the average price markup ratec of EMs (C7)
the average price markup rate of PSEMs (C8)
the average price markup rate of non-EMs (C9)
the average price markup rate of all medicines (C10)
  1. aThe rate of healthcare workers income growth \( =\Big(\frac{\mathrm{theaverageincomespermonthin}2010}{\mathrm{theaverageincomespermonthin}2009} \) – 1)*100%
  2. bThe EMs were medicines on the national essential medicines list (a total of 307 drugs) by the central government, and the PSEMs were medicines added into the list by each province (Shanghai added 410 drugs, Tianjin added 230, Anhui added 305, Hubei added 177, Yunnan added 169 and Beijing had not added). Other medicines were the non-EMs
  3. CThe average price markup rate of an institution was the mean value of the price markup rate of every medicine, and the price markup rate of a medicine \( ={\frac{\mathrm{thesaleprice}-\mathrm{thepurchaseprice}}{\mathrm{thepurchaseprice}}}^{\ast }100\% \)