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Treatments, outcomes, and costs for AMI patients in Taiwan

Abstract:

This study examines the treatment-outcome and treatment-cost relationships for Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) in Taiwan, where National Health Insurance (NHI) was adopted in 1995. We assessed usage trends in technologically advanced procedural treatments for 31,226 AMI patients from 1997 to 2001, isolated the effects of changes in treatment usage on mortality and medical spending, and compared the values of estimated life-gains to their associated cost increases. Taiwan's experience sugges...

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10.1504/IJHTM.2009.025820

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Journal:
International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management
Volume:
10
Issue:
3
Pages:
169-181
Publication date:
2009-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1741-5144
ISSN:
1368-2156
URN:
uuid:c27e04ac-e1f8-401b-a889-f9f25cde2783
Source identifiers:
162587
Local pid:
pubs:162587

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