Shiuh-Ming Huang

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BACKGROUND Taiwan established a system of universal National Health Insurance (NHI) in March, 1995. Today, the NHI covers more than 98% of Taiwan's population and enrollees enjoy almost free access to healthcare with small co-payment by most clinics and hospitals. Yet while this expansion of coverage will almost inevitably have improved access to health(More)
BACKGROUND Mortality data has often been used to monitor the quality of cardiac care. OBJECTIVE To investigate the under-reporting of unnatural deaths in mortality data. METHOD All patients with a main discharge diagnosis of injury (ICD-9-CM code 800-999) who died in 2003 or 2004 were identified through record linkage between hospital discharge claims(More)
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