Table 2

Reimbursements and their relationship to visits, patients, and dentists in different types of dental institutions (in NT$)
Before global budgeting After global budgeting P value
Mean SE Mean SE
Total
Reimbursements 1,650,918,398 35,919,039 2,161,503,024 30,357,128 <0.001*
Visits/patient 1.65 .0069 1.63 .0059 .0027
Reimbursements/visit 959.30 6.85 1,080.51 5.79 <0.001*
Reimbursements/patient 1,587.50 10.86 1,756.54 9.18 <0.001*
Reimbursements/dentist 238,025.51 3,589.00 277,947.95 3,033.26 <0.001*
Hospitals
Reimbursements 129,955,704 23,245,238 170,655,657 19,645,812 1.000
Visits/patient 1.58 .0074 1.54 .0063 .0004
Reimbursements/visit 968.29 8.25 1,101.35 6.97 <0.001*
Reimbursements/patient 1,530.91 12.40 1,695.22 10.48 <0.001*
Reimbursements/dentist 192,848.26 3,558.90 210,170.06 3,007.82 0.002*
Clinics
Reimbursements 1,520,962,694 23,245,238 1,990,847,336 19,645,812 <0.001*
Visits/patient 1.65 .0074 1.62 .0063 .0227
Reimbursements/visit 958.54 8.25 1,078.74 6.97 <0.001*
Reimbursements/patient 1,577.53 12.40 1,743.50 10.48 <0.001*
Reimbursements/dentist 257,109.09 3,558.90 293,156.65 3,007.82 <0.001*

* Significant differences before and after global budgeting, Pā€‰<ā€‰0.05.

Lin and Chao

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

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