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Table 5 Number of medicines requested in lawsuits by Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification by year (2010–2015)

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

Variables2010
n (%)
2011
n (%)
2012
n (%)
2013
n (%)
2014
n (%)
2015
n (%)
Total
n
ATC Classification
 Alimentary tract and metabolism36 (52.9)25 (43.9)17 (29.3)2 (28.6)2 (5.3)1 (4.0)83
 Blood and blood forming organs2 (2.9)3 (5.3)2 (3.4)2 (5.3)2 (8.0)11
 Cardiovascular system8 (11.8)17 (29.8)11 (19.0)7 (18.4)5 (20.0)48
 Dermatological1 (1.5)3 (7.9)4
 Genital and urinary system and sex hormones1 (1.5)2 (3.4)2 (5.3)5
 Systemic hormonal preparations1 (2.6)1
 Anti-infective for systemic use1 (1.8)1
 Antineoplastic and immunomodulation agents1 (1.7)1 (14.3)1 (2.6)3
 Muscular-skeletal system3 (4.4)4 (7.0)8 (13.8)8 (21.1)23
 Nervous system11 (16.2)5 (8.8)14 (24.1)4 (57.1)12 (31.6)16 (64.0)62
 Anti-parasitic products, insecticides and repellents 
 Respiratory system1 (1.5)2 (3.5)3
 Sensory organs4 (5.9)1 (1.7)5
 Various1 (1.5)2 (3.4)1 (4.0)4
 Total68 (100.0)57 (100.0)58 (100.0)7 (100.0)38 (100.0)25 (100.0)253