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Since 2002, the healthcare system in Taiwan has implemented a global budgeting scheme in clinics and hospitals with an expenditure cap. The current mode of payment for medical points in Taiwan is primarily through the fee-for-service (FFS) mechanism. This payment mechanism has diminished the quality of services that clinics and hospitals provide to(More)
Traditional means of performance measurement, however, are either based on few predefined factors that provide only a partial view of the system or limited to a single activity and thus ignore the interaction between activities. To address this problem, a modified model for data envelopment analysis with multi-activity networks is proposed for accounting(More)
This study aims to investigate the effects of the centralized allocation and optimization of Taiwan's railway resources (personnel and equipment) on the overall operational efficiency of its railway industry, based on the concept of two-phase centralized allocation and reallocation of resources. A Taiwan railway data analysis conducted in 2011 showed that(More)
Although previous studies have concluded that Internet use can help students in learning and research, a number of empirical investigations have confirmed that Internet addiction or excessive Internet use has negative effect on students. Thus, if the Internet does not always benefit students, under which conditions can Internet use have positive effects?(More)