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Table 4 The outcomes of drug purchasing and sales of institution

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

  urban P rural P
The treatment group
(n = 68)
The control group
(n = 70)
The treatment group
(n = 74)
The control group
(n = 17)
1 The ratio of the number of
 -EMs/all medicines 55.65% 40.24% 0.001 65.10% 73.11% 0.367
 -PSEMs/all medicines 23.45% 35.85% 0.001 19.70% 11.76% 0.160
 -non-EMs/all medicines 20.90% 23.92% 0.337 15.20% 15.12% 0.991
2 The sales ratio of
 -EMs/all medicines 48.88% 27.23% 0.001 60.22% 72.86% 0.272
 -PSEMs/all medicines 25.41% 49.10% 0.000 21.37% 9.03% 0.009
 -non-EMs/all medicines 25.71% 23.67% 0.605 18.42% 18.11% 0.973
3 The average price markup rate of
 -EMs 0.28% 15.00% 0.001 0.46% 15.12% 0.009
 -PSEMs 0.00% 14.82% 0.000 0.05% 14.36% 0.001
 -non-EMs 10.21% 15.00% 0.003 7.91% 10.00% 0.004
 -all medicines 2.32% 14.98% 0.001 2.66% 13.40% 0.003