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Discordance of upper respiratory tract infection diagnosis and treatment based on taiwan's national health insurance data

  • At: 2005 FIP Congress in Cairo (Egypt)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: HUANG, Weng-Foung (Institute of Health and Welfare Policy, Taipei, China Taiwan)
  • Co-author(s): Hsiao, Fei-Yuan (Institute of Public Health, Taipei, China Taiwan)
    Tsai (National Health Research Inst., Taipei, China Taiwan)
  • Abstract:

    Background: Pharmacoepidemiologic study using administrative data relies on the correct classification of diagnosis. In Feb. 2001, the Bureau of National Health Insurance (BNHI) in Taiwan started a new policy for controlling antibiotic usage in upper respiratory tract infections (URI). However, lack of explicit definition of URI could induce bias

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