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Table 2 The list of parameters used in the supply projection model

From: Projecting supply and demand for pharmacists in pharmacies based on the number of prescriptions and system dynamics modeling

Parameter Definition Input Source Year
Enrollments 399.8 24 2013–2017
Graduation rate # of students taking the national exam in year t/# enrollments in year − 6 0.962 24, 25 2015–2017
Examination rate # of students taking the national exam in year t/# of students applying for the exam in year t 0.803 25 2015–2017
Reexamination rate # of students re-taking the national exam in year t/# of students failing the exam in year − 1 0.963 25 2015–2017
National exam pass rate # of students passing the national exam in year t/# of students taking the exam in a year t 0.738 25 2015–2017
Reexam pass rate # of students passing the national exam in year t/# of students re-taking the exam in year t 0.593 25 2015–2017
Rate of choosing pharmacies as workplaces increase in # of pharmacists in pharmacies in year t/# of students passing the exam in year t 0.458 24 2013–2017
Rate of new graduates entering graduate schools after graduation # of students entering graduate school in year t/# of students graduating in year t 0.025 24, 25 2013–2017
Rate of graduate school students employed in pharmacies # of graduate school students employed in pharmacies after graduation /# of graduate school students 0.39 24, 25 2013–2017
Attrition rate (includes any leaving from work such as quitting work or death) (# of students or graduates passing the national exam in year t) * (rate of choosing to work in pharmacies or hospitals)/(increase in # of pharmacists in pharmacies and hospitals)/(# of pharmacists in pharmacies and hospitals) 0.007 24–26 2012–2016
Rate of choosing each medical area Distribution of new pharmacists in each area according to the current distribution of pharmacists (Table 1) Table 1 23 2014
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