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Table 1 Codding of the variables in the study

From: Institutional strategies as a mechanism to rationalize the negative effects of the judicialization of access to medicine in Brazil

VariablesOperational definitionCategories or unity
Characteristics of the lawsuits
 SexPlaintiff’s sex0 - Male
1 - Female
 AgePlaintiff’s ageAge in years
 IncomePlaintiff’s incomeDollars
 Cost of medicinesTotal cost of medicines in the lawsuitDollars
 Quantity of medicinesTotal amount of medicines in the lawsuitNumber (n)
 Prescription’s originType of healthcare establishment in which the requested medicine was prescribed0 – Prescribed by a SUS clinician
1 – Prescribed by a private system clinician
 Diseases Plaintiff’s disease according to ICDa [30]0 - Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
1- Neoplasms
2 - Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism
3 - Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases
4 - Mental and behavioural disorders
5 - Diseases of the nervous system
6 - Diseases of the eye and adnexa
7 -Diseases of the circulatory system
8 - Diseases of the respiratory system
9 - Diseases of the digestive system
10 -Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
11 -Diseases of the genitourinary system
Characteristics of the medicines
 ATCb Classification Classification of the medicines according to the World Health Organization’s classification [31]1. Alimentary tract and metabolism
2. Blood and blood forming organs
3. Dermatological
4. Cardiovascular system
5. Genital and urinary system and sex hormones
6. Systemic hormonal preparations
7. Anti-infective for systemic use
8. Antineoplastic and immunomodulation agents
9. Muscular-skeletal system
10. Nervous system
11. Anti-parasitic products, insecticides and repellents
12. Sensory organs
13. Various
Classification of the medicinesClassification of medicines according to official lists of SUSc [8] 
 Within the SUS formulary (belonging to the official lists of medications of SUS) 0 - No
1 – Yes
 Outside the SUS formulary (per the official SUS lists of medications) but with a therapeutic alternative available from SUS 0 – No
1 - Yes
 Outside the SUS formulary and without a therapeutic alternative available from SUS 0 – No
1 - Yes
Interventions
 DAMNP 0 – Period before deployment (2003–2005)
1 – Period after deployment (2007–2015)
 CATS 0 – Period before deployment (2003–2008)
1 – Period after deployment (2010–2015)
  1. aDiseases classified according to the chapter of International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD); bAnatomical Therapeutic Chemical; c Sistema Único de Saúde
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