This study aims to evaluate the efficacy of ”Trial Plan for the National Public Health Insurance Family Doctor Comprehensive Care System” which was initiated by the Bureau of Central Health Insurance in 2005. The study subjects comprised of 1,575 physicians from family medical clinics that were noted publically on the web site by the Bureau on March 3, 2005. A self-reported questionnaire was mailed to each subjects. Chi-square tests were used to evaluate the associations between the characteristics of primary care physicians and the achievements of the Plan. A logistic regression analysis was also used to explore the factors contributing to the perceived achievements of the Plan after the different models of the Plan were presented. In the study, we found the characteristics of physicians might affect their perceived evaluations toward the achievements of the Plan. Those who with professional practice experience between 11 and 15 years, 16 and 20 years, and 26 and 30 years perceived more achievements of the Plan than those who had the experience between 1 and 5 years. Male physicians perceived more achievements than the female ones. From the study, we would like to provide the following 3 suggestions for health authority in country: (1) to investigate whether the family physician trial plan is inappropriate for certain physicians; (2) to recommend primary care physicians adopt more appraised models of the family physician trial plan; and (3) to carefully allocate funds to the existing groups or potential candidates of the profession.
|Translated title of the contribution||The Evaluation of the Efficacy of "The Trial Plan for the National Public Health Insurance Family Doctor Comprehensive Care System" from Primary Care Physicians|
|Original language||Chinese (Traditional)|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2006|