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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摘要

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
原文英語
文章編號e87522
期刊PLoS One
9
發行號1
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 一月 29 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 農業與生物科學 (全部)
  • 生物化學、遺傳與分子生物學 (全部)
  • 醫藥 (全部)

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