Health care utilization and costs of adult asthma in Taiwan.

@article{Sun2008HealthCU,
  title={Health care utilization and costs of adult asthma in Taiwan.},
  author={H L Sun and Ko-huang Lue},
  journal={Allergy and asthma proceedings},
  year={2008},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={177-81}
}
The burden of asthma is sufficient to warrant its recognition as a high-priority disorder in governmental health strategies in many countries. However, the components of the total health care costs for patients with asthma have not been well studied, and an overall understanding of health care utilization patterns in this population is lacking in Taiwan. We evaluated 95,110 patients aged 18-55 years who were enrolled in the National Health Insurance Research Database from January 1 to December… CONTINUE READING
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