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Table 1 List the differences / similarities of lawsuits vs. administrative cases

From: Administrative cases: an effective alternative to lawsuits in assuring access to medicines?

  Lawsuits Administrative cases
Avenue of appeal Citizen appeals to the Judiciary Branch Citizen appeals to the Executive Branch
Cost to citizens It has cost to open a request It has no cost to open a request
Limitations No requirement of the type of service that issued the prescription (prescribed by a SUS clinician or private system clinician) Requirement prescriptions prescribed by a SUS clinician
Evaluation process and criteria The requests are evaluated by a judge, who consider the plaintiff’s personal documents, the medical prescription containing the description of the medicines requested. The requests are evaluated by a commission of pharmacists, who consider both medical criteria, health record and compatibility with public health policies.