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Table 3 Descriptive and comparative analysis of medicines characteristics as to the type of case

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

Variables Total
(N = 2315)
Lawsuits
(n = 1501)
Administratives cases
(n = 814)
p
ATC Classification1
 Digestive tract and metabolism 774 (33.4) 416 (27.7) 357 (43.9) < 0.0012
 Blood and blood forming organs 134 (5.8) 75 (5.0) 60 (7.4) 0.0162
 Cardiovascular system 504 (21.8) 414 (27.6) 90 (11.1) < 0.0012
 Dermatologicals 23 (1.0) 20 (1.3) 3 (0.4) 0.0262
 Genito urinary system and sex hormones 59 (2.5) 42 (2.8) 17 (2.1) 0.3012
 Systemic hormonal preparations 24 (1.0) 15 (1.0) 9 (1.1) 0.8092
 Antiinfectives for systemic use 31 (1.3) 23 (1.5) 8 (1.0) 0.2722
 Antineoplastic and immunomodulating agents 17 (0.7) 13 (0.9) 4 (0.5) 0.3132
 Musculo-skeletal system 107 (4.6) 63 (4.2) 41 (5.0) 0.4842
 Nervous system 430 (18.6) 314 (20.9) 119 (14.6) < 0.0012
 Antiparasitic products, insecticides and repellents 11 (0.5) 11 (0.7) - (−) 0.0102
 Respiratory system 82 (3.5) 42 (2.8) 40 (4.9) 0.0092
 Sensory organs 96 (4.1) 47 (3.1) 49 (6.0) 0.0012
 Various 24 (1.0) 5 (0.4) 18 (2.2) < 0.0012
Classification of the Medicines     
 Within the SUS formulary 1032 (44.6) 685 (45.4) 347 (42.6) 0.1642
 Outside the SUS formulary with alternative 589 (25.4) 430 (28.8) 159 (19.5) < 0.0012
 Outside the SUS formulary without alternative 695 (30.0) 386 (25.8) 308 (37.8) < 0.0012
  1. 1Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical; 2Pearson’s chi-squared Test