Table 1

Number and percent of total reimbursements, visits, patients, dentists and their interactions, 1996-2001
Before global budgeting After global budgeting
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Total patients 11,607,374 12,909,396 13,715,022 14,309,879 14,685,823 15,520,014
Total dentists 7254 7573 7900 8240 8597 8944
Total visits 19,067,638 21,499,247 22,912,081 23,482,032 23,784,239 24,802,145
Reimbursements* 18,080,222,820 20,674,781,728 22,890,141,602 24,399,749,172 26,310,857,132 27,954,926,509
Visits/patient 1.64 1.67 1.67 1.64 1.62 1.60
Reimbursements/visit* 948.22 961.65 999.04 1,039.08 1,106.23 1,127.12
Reimbursements/patient* 1,557.65 1,601.53 1,668.98 1,705.10 1,791.58 1,801.22
Reimbursements/dentist* 2,912,289.75 3,143,337.99 3,387,660.78 3,431,549.84 3,483,958.84 3,533,343.00
Dentists/10,000 people 3.37 3.48 3.60 3.73 3.86 3.99

* in NT$.

Lin and Chao

Lin and Chao BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:339   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-339

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