Translated Titles

The impact of a new hospital on the operation of local clinics Part I: changes in supply and utilization




鄭守夏(Shou-Hsia Cheng);劉林義(Lin-I Liu);張毓宏(Yu-Hung Chang)

Key Words

醫療市場 ; 門診服務 ; 競爭 ; 全民健保 ; 影響評估 ; health care market ; outpatient services ; competition ; National Health Insurance ; impact evaluation.



Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication

20卷1期(2001 / 02 / 01)

Page #

52 - 60

Content Language


Chinese Abstract


English Abstract

Objectives: This study is to evaluate he impact of a newly opened hospital on the operation of local clinics and to understand the competition in health care market. Methods: A Taipei local area with a new hospital opening was chosen. Four years of outpatient services claim data from all local health care providers to the Bureau of National Health Insurance were analyzed. A nearby comparison area was employed in the analyses. Results: After the opening of the new hospital, the outpatient services volume doubled in the first year and kept increasing in the following years in the research area. However, the operation of local clinics was not affected. Their service volume and expenses increased every year, which were comparable to the comparison area. Conclusion: The opening of a new hospital did not affect the operation of local clinics. Several possible explanations were discussed.(Taiwan J Public Health 2001;20(1);52-60)

Topic Category 醫藥衛生 > 預防保健與衛生學
醫藥衛生 > 社會醫學
Times Cited
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