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Table 1 Patients characteristics in the pre- and post-intervention periods

From: Clinical and economical impacts of guideline implementation by the pharmaceutical care unit for high cost medications in a referral teaching hospital

Variable Pre-intervention group
(n = 4946)
Post-intervention group
(n = 4895)
p
Sex, n (%)
 Male 2901 (58) 2951 (60.29) 0.097
 Female 2045 (42) 1944 (39.71)
Age
 Median, year (IQR) 50 (38) 48 (46) 0.002
 Range 1.2 month-99 years 1.2 month-98 years
Hospital wards, n (%)
 Internal 886 (17.9) 817 (16.8) 0.095
 General surgery 279 (5.6) 264 (5.4) 0.52
 Neurosurgery 284 (5.7) 241 (4.9) 0.061
 Cardiac surgery 139 (2.8) 112 (2.3) 0.088
 Urology 60 (1.2) 68 (1.4) 0.480
 Intensive care 814 (16.4) 860 (17.73) 0.261
 Pediatrics 1026 (20.7) 1195 (24.64) < 0.0001
 Emergency 1180 (23.8) 1135 (23.4) 0.35
 Cardiac care 57 (1.1) 39 (0.8) 0.066
 Neurology 104 (2.1) 88 (1.8) 0.248
 Plastic surgery 97 (1.9) 56 (1.1) 0.001
 Orthopedic 20 (0.004) 21 (0.4) 0.876