Factors related to dissatisfaction with the National Health Insurance among primary care physicians in Taiwan

Herng Ching Lin, Wen Yin Chang, Yu Chi Tung

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Abstract

Background: Few studies were found that evaluated dissatisfaction with the National Health Insurance (NHI) by primary care physicians in Taiwan. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to identify factors related to dissatisfaction with the NHI among primary care physicians. Methods: A structured questionnaire was developed through a literature review, a panel discussion, and 5 focus group interviews. In total, 9336 primary care physicians were surveyed. A logistic regression analysis was employed to identify factors related to dissatisfaction with the NHI by primary care physicians. Results: There were 1822 surveys returned, yielding a 19.5% response rate. They showed that 5.7% of respondents were very dissatisfied and 22.3% were dissatisfied with the current medical environment under the NHI. The dissatisfaction of primary care physicians was significantly related to age (OR= 1.029, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-90
Number of pages10
JournalChang Gung Medical Journal
Volume26
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2003

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Keywords

  • Dissatisfaction
  • National Health Insurance
  • Primary care physicians

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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