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Nonemergent emergency department visits under the National Health Insurance in Taiwan


  • Tsai, Jeffrey Che-Hung
  • Chen, Wen-Yi
  • Liang, Yia-Wun


To explore the magnitude of nonemergent emergency department visits under the Taiwan National Health Insurance program and to identify significant factors associated with these visits.

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  • Tsai, Jeffrey Che-Hung & Chen, Wen-Yi & Liang, Yia-Wun, 2011. "Nonemergent emergency department visits under the National Health Insurance in Taiwan," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 100(2), pages 189-195.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:100:y:2011:i:2:p:189-195
    DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2010.10.007

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    1. Chan, Chien-Lung & Lin, Wender & Yang, Nan-Ping & Huang, Hsin-Tsung, 2013. "The association between the availability of ambulatory care and non-emergency treatment in emergency medicine departments: A comprehensive and nationwide validation," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 110(2), pages 271-279.


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