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Table 3 Level of agreement on statements regarding payment for MMA

From: Preference and usage pattern of mobile medical apps for drug information purposes among hospital pharmacists in Sarawak, Malaysia

Statement Strongly disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly agree
All mobile medical apps should be free of charge 3 (1.9) 7 (4.3) 28 (17.3) 32 (19.8) 92 (56.8)
Free mobile medical apps are sufficient to cater for my needs 17 (10.5) 29 (17.9) 47 (29.0) 38 (23.5) 31 (19.1)
The subscription fee charged by mobile medial apps are too costly 0 (0.0) 8 (4.9) 17 (10.5) 46 (28.4) 91 (56.2)
I do not mind using alternative means to access paid subscription (eg. free trial use, others' institutional access) 6 (3.7) 9 (5.6) 18 (11.1) 50 (30.9) 79 (48.8)
It is the obligation of the government to purchase MMA for our use, as we are using it for work purposes 0 (0.0) 1 (0.6) 8 (4.9) 41 (25.3) 112 (69.1)