Healthcare service utilization for practicing physicians: A population-based study

Yu Lung Chiu, Senyong Kao, Herng Ching Lin, Ming Chieh Tsai, Cha Ze Lee

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Background Physicians are considered to be the most informed consumers in the use of medical services since they have more information about diseases or medical technology. However, although plenty of researchers have suggested that different medical seeking behavior exists among physicians, very few empirical studies have been conducted to investigate differences in medical utilization between physicians and the general population. Objective We explored differences in the utilization of healthcare services between physicians and the general population using a population-based dataset. Design A cross-sectional study. Participants Data for this study were sourced from the Taiwan Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2000. We included 1426 physicians and 1426 sex- And age-matched comparison subjects. Methods We used Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney tests to explore differences in variables of healthcare resource utilization between physicians and comparison subjects. We further used Kruskal- Wallis tests to examine differences in variables of healthcare resource utilization between physician practice location and comparison subjects. Results We found that physicians had significantly fewer outpatient visits (13.2 vs. 15.7, p
原文英語
文章編號e0130690
期刊PLoS One
11
發行號1
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 一月 11 2016

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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