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Table 2 Expenditure (CNY) for all drugs and PPIs for outpatients and inpatients from 2007 to 2016

From: Changes in proton pump inhibitor prescribing trend over the past decade and pharmacists’ effect on prescribing practice at a tertiary hospital

  2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Patients (n)
 Outpatients 608,359 675,124 732,238 818,650 987,308 1,134,962 1,120,506 1,241,899 1,162,991 1,072,400
 Inpatients 48,902 55,126 62,798 69,330 75,470 93,251 101,741 112,019 115,740 108,745
Total costs of all drugs (million CNY)
 Outpatients 69.53 87.33 102.88 96.68 98.78 121.68 204.01 238.84 242.52 305.85
 Inpatients 124.16 146.02 173.91 226.28 271.79 390.14 476.03 458.34 617.42 610.84
PPI cost (million CNY)
 Outpatients 1.86 2.47 2.90 3.55 3.85 4.49 4.00 6.35 6.48 7.96
 Inpatients 3.16 3.12 4.47 6.43 6.42 12.05 16.76 20.52 25.28 21.70
PPI cost percentage (%)
 Outpatients 2.67 2.83 2.82 3.67 3.90 3.69 1.96 2.66 2.67 2.60
 Inpatients 2.54 2.14 2.57 2.84 2.36 3.09 3.52 4.48 4.10 3.55
Average cost of all drugs (CNY)a
 Outpatients 114.29 129.36 140.49 118.10 100.05 107.21 182.07 192.32 208.53 285.20
 Inpatients 2538.93 2648.78 2769.31 3263.87 3601.34 4183.81 4678.83 4091.65 5334.54 5617.17
Average PPI cost (CNY)b
 Outpatients 102.88 119.57 122.68 128.52 109.84 109.90 104.86 145.72 140.64 151.45
 Inpatients 316.22 298.09 317.05 370.12 327.36 420.84 521.14 538.48 587.03 609.37
  1. aAll patients
  2. bPatients using PPIs