The impact of National Health Insurance on the volume and severity of emergency department use.

@article{Lin1998TheIO,
  title={The impact of National Health Insurance on the volume and severity of emergency department use.},
  author={Y. L. Lin and Chuhsing Kate Hsiao and Hon Ming Ma and Hugo Y. Hsu and Shih Min Wang and Yung - Zu Tseng},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={92-4}
}
National Health Insurance (NHI) was introduced in Taiwan on March 1, 1995. To evaluate the Influence of NHI on the volume and severity of emergency department (ED) visits, a retrospective analysis was conducted. The results showed that NHI did not result in a substantial increase in ED volume (P > .05), but the severity as measured by triage nurses did increase (P < .01). There was no change in the number of admissions to the intensive care units of patients transferred from smaller hospitals… CONTINUE READING