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Table 2 Healthcare providers’ satisfaction with the medication surveillance program in South Korea

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

Statement Frequency (%) p-value*
Strongly unsatisfied Unsatisfied Neutral Satisfied Strongly satisfied
Are you satisfied with the medication surveillance? 27 (2.4) 61 (5.5) 323 (29.0) 488 (43.9) 213 (19.2) < 0.001
 Physicians 22 (4.4) 49 (9.8) 151 (30.2) 210 (42.0) 68 (13.6)  
 Pharmacists 5 (0.8) 12 (2.0) 172 (28.1) 278 (45.4) 145 (23.7)  
Do you think the medication surveillance has improved the following?
 Prevention of adverse drug reactions 21 (1.9) 103 (9.3) 278 (25.0) 468 (42.1) 241 (21.7) < 0.001
  Physicians 19 (3.8) 70 (14.1) 133 (26.7) 197 (39.6) 79 (15.9)  
  Pharmacists 2 (0.3) 33 (5.4) 145 (23.7) 271 (44.2) 162 (26.4)  
 Decrease in therapeutic duplication 17 (1.5) 65 (5.8) 165 (14.8) 440 (39.5) 426 (38.3) < 0.001
  Physicians 13 (2.6) 34 (6.8) 86 (17.2) 204 (40.8) 163 (32.6)  
  Pharmacists 4 (0.7) 31 (5.1) 79 (12.9) 236 (38.5) 263 (42.9)  
 Decrease in drug overuse 27 (2.4) 112 (10.1) 269 (24.2) 432 (38.8) 272 (24.5) < 0.001
  Physicians 23 (4.6) 52 (10.4) 115 (23.0) 197 (39.5) 112 (22.4)  
  Pharmacists 4 (0.7) 60 (9.8) 154 (25.1) 235 (38.3) 160 (26.1)  
  1. *p-value was calculated using chi-square test
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