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Table 1 The main aspects and core indicators of the quantitative study

From: Evaluation of the implementation outcomes of the Essential Medicines System in Anhui county-level public hospitals: a before-and-after study

Main aspects Core indicators
Storage, usage and supply of essential medicines in the hospitals The numbers stocked and proportion of drugs sales what were essential medicines, supply delay time and reason
The implementation status of the supporting policies (compensation mechanisms and medical insurance policies) The means of financial assistance, the financial subsidies at all levels; total cost of medical insurance compensation
Effects on the operation of the hospitals of implementing the policy (i.e., the hospitals’ incomes, service amounts and fees) Drug income, proportion of income from medicine sales; outpatient and emergency visits, inpatient visits; the outpatient and per-visit hospitalization fees