Health care service utilization among patients with bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis in a single payer healthcare system

Shiu Dong Chung, Shih Ping Liu, Hsien-Chang Li, Herng Ching Lin

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Abstract

Background: This study aims to investigate the differences in the utilization of healthcare services between patients with bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis (BPS/IC) and patients without using a population-based database in Taiwan. Methods: This study comprised of 350 patients with BPS/IC and 1,750 age-matched controls. Healthcare resource utilization was evaluated in the one-year follow-up period as follows: number of outpatient visits and inpatient days, and the mean costs of outpatient and inpatient treatment. A multivariate regression analysis was used to evaluate the relationship between BPS/IC and total costs of health care services. Results: For urological services, patients with BPS/IC had a significantly higher number of outpatient visits (2.5 vs. 0.2, p

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere87522
JournalPLoS One
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 29 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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