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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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

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Single-Payer System
Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Interstitial Cystitis
cystitis
bladder
Health care
health services
Health Services
pain
Urinary Bladder
Delivery of Health Care
Pain
Outpatients
Regression analysis
Costs
Inpatients
Costs and Cost Analysis
Taiwan
Multivariate Analysis
Regression Analysis

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

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Health care service utilization among patients with bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis in a single payer healthcare system. / Chung, Shiu Dong; Liu, Shih Ping; Li, Hsien-Chang; Lin, Herng Ching.

In: PLoS One, Vol. 9, No. 1, e87522, 29.01.2014.

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