Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in Taiwan - a population-based study.

@article{Lai2012IdiopathicPF,
  title={Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in Taiwan - a population-based study.},
  author={Chih-Chen Lai and Cheng-Yi Wang and Hsin-Ming Lu and Likwang Chen and Nai-Chi Teng and Yuan-Horng Yan and Jen-Yu Wang and Yen-Teh Chang and Ting-Ting Chao and H Lin and Cheng-ren Chen and Chong-Jen Yu and Jung-Der Wang},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={106 11},
  pages={1566-74}
}
BACKGROUND This study took advantage of a large population-based database of the Taiwan National Health Insurance (NHI) to investigate the epidemiology of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in Taiwan. METHODS This is a retrospective cohort study based on secondary analysis of prospectively collected data in the NHI system and governmental data on death registry in Taiwan during 1997-2007. By using the broad and narrow definitions for IPF, we estimated incidence and prevalence rates of IPF… CONTINUE READING
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