Table 3

Visits for different procedures in hospitals and clinics
Procedures Before global budgeting After global budgeting P value
Mean SE Mean SE
High reimbursement
Root canal procedures
  Hospitals 7,678.53 453.21 10,399.05 383.04 <0.001*
  Clinics 225,079.57 6,579.79 245,718.61 5,560.93 .77
Ionomer restoration
  Hospitals 13,906.67 453.21 22,809.48 383.04 <0.001*
  Clinics 395,886.10 6,579.79 594,363.14 5,560.93 <0.001*
Tooth extraction
  Hospitals 14,059.87 453.21 22,664.88 383.04 <0.001*
  Clinics 265,825.60 6,579.79 307,267.05 5,560.93 <0.001*
Low reimbursement
Amalgam restoration
  Hospitals 9,853.47 453.21 8,646.88 383.04 1.00
  Clinics 354,845.57 6,579.79 302,524.95 5,560.93 <0.001*
Tooth Scaling
  Hospital 282,849.10 6,579.79 352,667.83 5,560.93 <0.001*
  Clinical 13,943.33 453.21 19,198.55 383.04 <0.001*

* Significant differences before and after global budgeting, P < 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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