Exploring medical utilization patterns of emergency department users.

@article{Huang2008ExploringMU,
  title={Exploring medical utilization patterns of emergency department users.},
  author={Jin-An Huang and Rhay-Hung Weng and Chi-Shiun Lai and Jer-San Hu},
  journal={Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi},
  year={2008},
  volume={107 2},
  pages={119-28}
}
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The intercategory relationship of various medical services is of importance to both health care management and policy-making. The purpose of this study was to explore the intercategory relationship of emergency medical services and other medical services and to examine the medical utilization patterns of emergency department (ED) users. METHODS The sample was selected from the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan for the year 2004. A total of 6775 patients… CONTINUE READING

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