台灣醫療資源使用之公平性探討

Translated title of the contribution: Equity in Health Care Utilization in Taiwan

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Abstract

This study employs data from Taiwan's 1991 National Health Care Expenditure Survey to test the null hypothesis of no horizontal inequity in delivery of health care. The tests are based on hurdle models and zero-altered models that include several socioeconomic variables, such as family income, education and marital status. The empirical results rejects the hypothesis of no inequity because socioeconomic variables exhibit significant effect on the utilization of outpatient visits. An 1 % increase in family income raises the number of outpatient visits for 0.5%. The higher the education one received, the more he/she uses the outpatient services. On the average, single individuals seek 1.66 less visits than married individuals, while the divorced/bereaved persons have 1.20 more visits than the married people.
Translated title of the contributionEquity in Health Care Utilization in Taiwan
Original languageTraditional Chinese
Pages (from-to)43-58
Number of pages16
Journal醫護科技學刊
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Keywords

  • JEL Classification
  • equity in health care delivery
  • health care utilization

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