The relationship between accessibility of healthcare facilities and medical care utilization among the middle-aged and elderly population in Taiwan

Ya Ting Yang, Iqbal Usman, Hua Lin Ko, Chia Rong Wu, Hsien Tsai Chiu, Yi Chieh Lin, Wender Lin, Yi Hsin Elsa Hsu

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摘要

Objective: The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between accessibility of healthcare facilities and medical care utilization among the middle-aged and elderly population in Taiwan. Design: Cross-sectional study from 2007 Taiwan Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TLSA) survey. Setting: Community-based study. Participants: A total of 4249 middle-aged and elderly subjects were recruited. Intervention(s): None. Main Outcome Measure(s): Outpatient visits within 1 month, and hospitalization, emergency visits as well as to shop in pharmacy stores within 1 year, respectively. Results: Adjusting for important confounding variables, the middle-aged and elderly with National Health Insurance (NHI) and commercial insurance compared with those with NHI alone tended to have outpatient visits. The middle-aged and elderly with longer time to access healthcare facilities were less likely to shop in pharmacy stores compared with those with
原文英語
文章編號mzv024
頁(從 - 到)222-231
頁數10
期刊International Journal for Quality in Health Care
27
發行號3
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 六月 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 健康政策
  • 公共衛生、環境和職業健康

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