약학회지
YAKHAK HOEJI
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Table. 2.

Table. 2.

Analysis of UEM* in prescription medicines

Characteristics Categories n (%)
Reasons for not taking** (n=141) Expiration of validity 37 26.24
Symptoms improved 31 21.98
Forgetting to take medicines 25 17.73
Medication changes 20 14.18
Side effects 14 9.92
There are many other medicines 13 9.21
Duplication of prescriptions 6 4.25
Etc. 11 7.80
Number of prescribed medicines per subject 17.10±9.710
Total UEM per subject 108.84±144.82
Number of therapeutic classes for UEM per subject 8.36±8.81
UEM cost per subject (₩) 38,205.53+58,150.31

*UEM=unused and expired medications

**allowing multiple answers

Yakhak Hoeji 2021;65:413-23 https://doi.org/10.17480/psk.2021.65.6.413
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