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YAKHAK HOEJI
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Table. 5.

Table. 5.

Result of differences in medical utilization and drug prescription pattern by beneficiaries’ grade

Variables N Mean Standard Error p-value
Hospitalizations No. of hospitalizations per person Grade1 765 2.13 1.45 < .0001
Grade2 1,559 2.02 1.46
Grade3 3,415 2.00 1.44
Grade4 3,158 202 1.49
Grade5 294 1.79 1.23
Total length of stay per person (days) Grade1 765 136.30 137.61 < .0001
Grade2 1,559 93.74 112.77
Grade3 3,415 65.66 89.82
Grade4 3,158 49.09 71.20
Grade5 294 46.33 70.85
Outpatient visits No. of outpatient visits per person Grade1 1,269 21.18 23.57 < .0001
Grade2 3,033 23.15 23.36
Grade3 7,678 27.9 29.22
Grade4 7,555 33.20 33.30
Grade5 823 28.80 25.22
Total prescription days per year per person Grade1 1,369 228.00 150.82 < .0001
Grade2 3,112 264.50 134.27
Grade3 7,737 284.95 122.84
Grade4 7,578 291.98 115.78
Grade5 823 291.14 111.18
No. of pills per day per person Grade1 1,369 3.54 3.30 < .0001
Grade2 3,112 4.39 3.47
Grade3 7,737 4.87 3.57
Grade4 7,578 4.96 3.56
Grade5 823 4.58 3.35
Total prescription days per year per prescription Grade1 17,053 24.34 22.43 < .0001
Grade2 47,276 24.07 21.70
Grade3 138,978 23.56 23.22
Grade4 155,611 21.70 22.90
Grade5 15,407 23.80 24.44
No. of pills per day per prescription Grade1 17,053 4.28 2.80 < .0001
Grade2 47,276 4.37 2.76
Grade3 138,978 4.19 2.63
Grade4 155,611 4.11 2.51
Grade5 15,407 3.84 2.29

*Frequency (N) of total prescription days per year per prescription and No. of pills per day per prescription indicates the total number of prescriptions

Yakhak Hoeji 2021;65:453-9 https://doi.org/10.17480/psk.2021.65.6.453
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