National Health Insurance (NHI) was introduced in Taiwan on March 1,1995.
To evaluate the Influence of NHI on the volume and severity of emergency department (ED) visits, a retrospective analysis was conducted.
The results showed that NHI did not result in a substantial increase in ED volume (P>. 05), but the severity as measured by triage nurses did increase (P<. 01).
There was no change in the number of admissions to the intensive care units of patients transferred from smaller hospitals, but its percentage significantly decreased (P<. 05), which may be a result of the significant increase in the total number of interhospital transfers.
It was hypothesized that the universal coverage and a copayment contributed to these changes.
Mots-clés Pascal : Assurance maladie, Assurances sociales, Taiwan, Asie, Unité soin intensif, Service urgence, Fréquentation, Impact socioéconomique, Economie santé, Homme, Système santé, Copaiement
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health insurance, National insurance, Taiwan, Asia, Intensive care unit, Emergency department, Frequentation, Socioeconomical impact, Health economy, Human, Health system
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0124156
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 22/06/1998.