A study on resource based relative value scale of dental procedures in Taiwan

Chih Liang Yaung, Hsiu Ling Chen, Hsyien Chia Wen, Wen Jiun Huang, I. Ting Huang

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

摘要

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the Resource Based Relative Value Scale of dental procedures (D-RBRVS) in Taiwan in order to establish a model of resource-input for medical services. Methods: The formula for our procedure cost was "D-RBRVS = the RVS of dentists' workload + the RVS of drug and material costs + the RVS of other operating costs". We readjusted the three RVSs to a common scale and set up the D-RBRVS by dental cost structure and service volume. We then investigated the opinions of dental specialists and evaluated the correlation between our D-RBRVS and the dentistry payment scheme of the National Health Insurance (NHI). We also adjusted the D-RBRVS in a monetary base and compared with it the payment scheme of the NHI. Results: The Resource Based Relative Value Scale for 79 dental procedures were established. The views of dental specialists were significantly correlated with our D-RBRVS. The results also correlated fairly well with the current dental payment schedule of the NHI. However, there were differences between the monetary-base D-RBRVS and the payment scheme of NHI for some services. Conclusions: The high acceptance of our D-RBRVS by dental specialists suggests that the parameters of dentists' workload, cost of medications and supplies, and time required for procedures establishes a reasonable basis for evaluating resources. The current NHI dental fee schedule also fairly well matched the D-RBRVS of the 79 procedures. The monetary-base D-RBRVS can be a reference for adjustment of the NHI dental payment system in the future.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)475-484
頁數10
期刊Taiwan Journal of Public Health
20
發行號6
出版狀態已發佈 - 2001
對外發佈Yes

指紋

Relative Value Scales
National Health Programs
Taiwan
Tooth
Costs and Cost Analysis
Workload
Dentists
Dental Fees
Fee Schedules
Drug Costs
Dentistry
Appointments and Schedules

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

引用此文

Yaung, C. L., Chen, H. L., Wen, H. C., Huang, W. J., & Huang, I. T. (2001). A study on resource based relative value scale of dental procedures in Taiwan. Taiwan Journal of Public Health, 20(6), 475-484.

A study on resource based relative value scale of dental procedures in Taiwan. / Yaung, Chih Liang; Chen, Hsiu Ling; Wen, Hsyien Chia; Huang, Wen Jiun; Huang, I. Ting.

於: Taiwan Journal of Public Health, 卷 20, 編號 6, 2001, p. 475-484.

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

Yaung, CL, Chen, HL, Wen, HC, Huang, WJ & Huang, IT 2001, 'A study on resource based relative value scale of dental procedures in Taiwan', Taiwan Journal of Public Health, 卷 20, 編號 6, 頁 475-484.
Yaung, Chih Liang ; Chen, Hsiu Ling ; Wen, Hsyien Chia ; Huang, Wen Jiun ; Huang, I. Ting. / A study on resource based relative value scale of dental procedures in Taiwan. 於: Taiwan Journal of Public Health. 2001 ; 卷 20, 編號 6. 頁 475-484.
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