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Table 3 Price changes of traditional Chinese medicines categorized according to Clinical Pharmacology Classification (2009–2010)

From: Effects of the National Essential Medicine System in reducing drug prices: an empirical study in four Chinese provinces

Clinical pharmacology classification N Price change (%)
Ophthalmic medicine 62 −35.4
Internal medicine 2309 −25.6
Surgical medicine 199 −25.5
Gynecological medicine 159 −24.2
Orthopedic medicine 288 −11.6
Ear, nose, and throat medicine 74 7.4