摘要

Objective: In this study, we used a nationwide population-based dataset in Taiwan to explore the clinical doctor shopping behavior (DSB) phenomenon and possible contributing factors that influence the choice to engage in DSB among cancer patients. Methods: A five-year nationwide population-based dataset was used. Of 62,155 cancer patients with DSB, 52,165 patients were included as our study sample. Results: The distribution rate of DSB was 83.93%, which was much higher than the rate reported in other questionnaire-designed research. The regression analysis showed strong associations between DSB and age, monthly income, residence area, urbanization level, and hospital type. Older patients were less likely (p
原文英語
頁(從 - 到)172-176
頁數5
期刊Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine(Taiwan)
5
發行號5
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 十月 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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