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dc.contributor.authorLin, Lan-Pingen_US
dc.contributor.authorLee, Jiunn-Tayen_US
dc.contributor.authorLin, Fu-Gongen_US
dc.contributor.authorLin, Pei-Yingen_US
dc.contributor.authorTang, Chi-Chiehen_US
dc.contributor.authorChu, Cordiaen_US
dc.contributor.authorWu, Chia-Lingen_US
dc.contributor.authorLin, Jin-Dingen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T08:08:24Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T08:08:24Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-02-14T04:03:47Z
dc.identifier.issn08914222en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ridd.2011.01.057en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/42525
dc.description.abstractNationwide data were collected concerning inpatient care use and medical expenditure of people with disabilities (N = 937,944) among national health insurance beneficiaries in Taiwan. Data included gender, age, hospitalization frequency and expenditure, healthcare setting and service department, discharge diagnose disease according to the ICD-9-CM coding system which has been used in Taiwan NHI diagnosis system. There were 27.88% of persons with disabilities have been hospitalized for treatments during the year 2005 and it was 3.5 times of the general population (7.95%). The mean of annual inpatient care expenditure was 163,544.21 NTD, and male patients use more inpatient care cost than female patients in people with disabilities. However, the hospitalization rate in female patients is statistical higher than male patients in the study (p < 0.001). Infectious and parasitic diseases, mental disorders, diseases of the respiratory system, diseases of the circulatory system, injury and poisoning were the top five reasons for hospitalization among the subjects. Our study also found that psychiatry, internal medicine, orthopedic, surgery and neurosurgery are the top five clinical divisions which the cases used more frequently than other clinical departments in hospitalizations. The present study presents the first information of hospitalization care and medical costs in people with disabilities based on a nationwide data analyzes in Taiwan. We suggest the importance of supporting people with disabilities during hospitalizations, following up rehabilitation and there is an urgent need for cost-effective intervention programs for disability prevention, which could be offset against the cost for treating the disabled in the future.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1589en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1595en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue5en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalResearch in Developmental Disabilitiesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume32en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321212en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321299en_US
dc.titleDisability and hospital care expenses among national health insurance beneficiaries: Analyses of population-based data in Taiwanen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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