Trends in Chinese medicine use among prostate cancer patients under national health insurance in Taiwan: 1996-2008.

@article{Lin2011TrendsIC,
  title={Trends in Chinese medicine use among prostate cancer patients under national health insurance in Taiwan: 1996-2008.},
  author={Yi-Hsien Lin and K Chen and J E Chiu},
  journal={Integrative cancer therapies},
  year={2011},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={317-27}
}
BACKGROUND Taiwan National Health Insurance (NHI) provides Western medicine and Chinese medicine (CM). This study aims to explore the trends of CM use among prostate cancer patients under NHI. METHODS Claims of CM outpatient services from 1996 to 2008 were obtained from NHI Research Database. CM visits of prostate cancer patients were identified. Claims with diagnosis code of prostate cancer were defined as cancer-specific visits. RESULTS Among 78 323 prostate cancer patients identified… CONTINUE READING
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