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Table 3 Factors associated with time spent in the medications request for PsA at Belo Horizonte health region

From: Access to high-cost medications for psoriatic arthritis in the National Health System in Brazil: the long path up to dispensation

Linear RegressionSimpleMultiple
Explanatory Variablesβ (CI 95%)P-valueβ (CI 95%)P-value
Proximal variables
 Establishment 0,0387 
  Private PracticeReference Reference 
  Hospital10.72 (− 4.88; 26.33)0.1776.91 (− 6.13; 19.95)0.297
  Clinics/Centers32.44 (10.11; 54.78)0.00522.35 (3.74; 40.97)0.019
  Other12.11 (− 14.00; 38.23)0.36117.38 (− 4.39; 39.15)0.117
 Process Status <  0.001 <  0.001
  AcceptedReference Reference 
  Dismissed197.00 (150.59; 243.41) 181.08 (135.79; 226.38) 
 Medical Specialty <  0.001 
  RheumatologyReference Reference 
  Dermatology38.12 (21.01; 55.23)<  0.00128.29 (13.17; 43.41)<  0.001
  Clinical Medicine16.13 (− 10.76; 43.03)0.23813.87 (− 9.51; 37.25)0.243
Distal variable
 Persistence along 12 months
  PersistentReference 
  Non persistent15.73 (29.14; 2.33)0.022
  1. Proximal variable = cross-sectional variables, collected in the administrative processes
  2. Distal variables = longitudinal variable, collected after 12 months in the information systems
  3. Bold: p-value < 0.05