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Table 2 Summary of composition and coverage of medicine price basket by medicine category (%), average from 2010 to 2014

From: How well does Malaysia achieve value for money in public sector purchasing of medicines? Evidence from medicines procurement prices from 2010 to 2014

WHO ATC level 1 categoryShare of medicine formulations in basket (%)Share of expenditure in basket (%)Expenditure of medicines in basket as a percentage of total purchases by medicine category (%)
A – Alimentary tract and metabolism15.139.658.9
B – Blood and blood forming organs2.21.04.2
C – Cardiovascular system16.017.727.4
D – Dermatalogicals4.40.525.6
G – Genito-urinary system and sex hormones2.00.53.5
H - Systemic hormonal preparations, excluding sex hormones and insulins4.52.240.2
J – Antiinfectives for systemic use27.121.529.1
L – Antineoplastic agents and immunomodulating agents2.11.32.8
M – Musculo-skeletal system3.71.210.9
N – Nervous system11.28.919.1
P – Antiparasitic products, insecticides and repellents0.90.28.2
R – Respiratory system6.74.819.1
S – Sensory organs4.00.712.1
V – Various  
Total100.00100.00