Does the universal health insurance program affect urban-rural differences in health service utilization among the elderly? Evidence from a longitudinal study in taiwan.

PURPOSE To assess the impact of the introduction of Taiwan's National Health Insurance (NHI) on urban-rural inequality in health service utilization among the elderly. METHODS A longitudinal data set of 1,504 individuals aged 65 and older was constructed from the Survey of Health and Living Status of the Elderly. A difference-in-differences model was… CONTINUE READING