Table 9

Comparison of the average number of outpatient visits per person per year between Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western Medicine (WM) from 1996 to 2001 in Taiwan.

Year

Valid beneficiaries

Total TCM visits

TCM visits per person

% change from previous year

Total WM visits

WM visits per person

% change from previous year


1996

20,041,488

24,094,552

1.20

221,566,817

11.06

1997

20,492,317

25,170,073

1.23

2.17%

241,309,995

11.78

6.51%

1998

20,757,185

26,641,926

1.28

4.50%

259,701,792

12.51

6.25%

1999

21,089,859

27,398,595

1.30

1.22%

273,777,642

12.98

3.76%

2000

21,400,826

26,426,753

1.23

-4.95%

267,924,732

12.52

-3.56%

2001

21,653,555

26,492,367

1.22

-0.92%

267,412,756

12.35

-1.36%


Chen et al. BMC Health Services Research 2007 7:26   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-7-26

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