The treated prevalence and incidence of bipolar disorder among national health insurance enrollees in Taiwan, 1996–2003

@article{Bih2008TheTP,
  title={The treated prevalence and incidence of bipolar disorder among national health insurance enrollees in Taiwan, 1996–2003},
  author={Shin-Huey Bih and I-Chia Chien and Y J Chou and Ching Heng Lin and Cheng-Hua Lee and Pesus Chou},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={43},
  pages={860-865}
}
We used the NHI database to estimate the treated prevalence and incidence of bipolar disorder. The national health research institute (NHRI) provided a population based data file of 200,432 random subjects, about 1% of the population, for the study. We obtain a random sample of 136,045 subjects as a fixed cohort from 1996 to 2003. We identified study subjects who had at least one service claim during these years for either ambulatory or inpatient care with a principal diagnosis of bipolar… CONTINUE READING

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