Based on the survey data from the questionnaire of Quality Management of Pharmaceutical Production Enterprises in Anhui Province, this research examines the relationship between the number of employees and inspection for GMP of pharmaceutical manufacturers by adopting OLS model and Logit model. We find that the more employees there are, the better their inspection results are. Enterprises with large number of employees generally have plenty people to deal with the problems of quality supervision in the production of pharmaceuticals and have a good knowledge of GMP. They can produce high quality medicines. Therefore, small companies should be supervised frequently. In daily supervision, through the number of employees, it can quickly judge the pros and cons of the quality management level of the company, which is beneficial to allocate regulatory resources rationally.
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