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Table 1 Characteristics of survey respondents: physicians and pharmacists in South Korea

From: Physician and pharmacist satisfaction and clinical needs for the real-time medication surveillance program in South Korea

Characteristics Total no. of respondents (%) Physicians (%) Pharmacists (%) p-value*
Gender        <.0001
 Male 579 (51.7) 366 (72.8) 213 (34.5)  
 Female 541 (48.3) 137 (27.2) 404 (65.5)  
Age (years)        <.0001
 20–29 106 (9.5) 25 (5.0) 81 (13.1)  
 30–39 437 (39.0) 206 (41.0) 231 (37.4)  
 40–49 294 (26.3) 128 (25.4) 166 (26.9)  
 50–59 180 (16.1) 89 (17.7) 91 (14.7)  
 60+ 103 (9.2) 55 (10.9) 48 (7.8)  
Region        0.04
 Seoul 475 (42.4) 223 (44.3) 252 (40.0)  
 Gyeonggi-do 217 (19.4) 97 (19.3) 120 (19.4)  
 Incheon 40 (3.6) 16 (3.2) 24 (3.9)  
 Gangwon-do 29 (2.6) 12 (2.4) 17 (2.8)  
 Daejeon 36 (3.2) 12 (2.4) 24 (3.9)  
 Chungcheongbuk-do 20 (1.8) 16 (3.2) 4 (0.6)  
 Chungcheongnam-do 28 (2.5) 17 (3.4) 11 (1.8)  
 Gwangju 18 (1.6) 8 (1.6) 10 (1.6)  
 Jeollabuk-do 31 (2.8) 15 (3.0) 16 (2.6)  
 Jeollanam-do 21 (1.9) 8 (1.6) 13 (2.1)  
 Daegu 52 (4.6) 18 (3.6) 34 (5.5)  
 Ulsan 16 (1.4) 5 (1.0) 11 (1.8)  
 Busan 65 (5.8) 26 (5.2) 39 (6.3)  
 Gyeongsangbuk-do 26 (2.3) 11 (2.2) 15 (2.4)  
 Gyeongsangnam-do 36 (3.2) 18 (3.6) 18 (2.9)  
 Jeju 10 (0.9) 1 (0.2) 9 (1.5)  
Career (years)        0.68
 0–4 298 (26.6) 126 (25.0) 172 (27.9)  
 5–9 236 (21.1) 98 (19.5) 138 (22.4)  
 10–14 193 (17.2) 92 (18.3) 101 (16.4)  
 15–19 97 (8.7) 44 (8.7) 53 (8.6)  
 20+ 250 (22.3) 114 (22.7) 136 (22.0)  
 Missing 46 (4.1) 29 (5.8) 17 (2.8)  
Hospital or Pharmacy type        <.0001
 Tertiary hospital/ Hospital pharmacy 469 (41.9) 215 (42.7) 254 (41.2)  
 Hospital/Pharmacy nearby hospital 228 (20.4) 68 (13.5) 160 (25.9)  
 Clinic/Community pharmacy 366 (32.7) 201 (40.0) 165 (26.7)  
 Missing 57 (5.0) 19 (3.8) 38 (6.2)  
Total 1120 (100.0) 503 (44.9) 617 (55.1)  
  1. *p-value was calculated using chi-square test
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