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Table 1 Patient characteristics and number and duration of treatment

From: Usage report of pharmacopuncture in musculoskeletal patients visiting Korean medicine hospitals and clinics in Korea

  Inpatient (n = 33,415) Outpatient (n = 373,755)
Male (n, (%)) 15,043 (45) 178,384 (47.7)
Female (n, (%)) 18,372 (55) 195,371 (52.3)
Age (mean ± SD, years) 45.6 ± 14.0 43.9 ± 15.4
Number of treatments 1.3 ± 0.8 7.5 ± 11.9
Treatment duration (mean ± SD, days)a 19.0 ± 12.5  
  1. aTreatment duration in the ambulatory department is not shown as the calculation method is likely to overestimate duration