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Table 2 Distribution of home healthcare professional visits under NHI by contracted category of healthcare facilities in 2004.

From: Home healthcare services in Taiwan: a nationwide study among the older population

  No. of Physician visits (%) No. of Nursing visits (%)  
   RUG*-1 RUG-2 RUG-3§ RUG-4|| Total
Academi medical center 1,357 (9.6) 475 (1.7) 1,682 (6.0) 730 (2.6) 147 (0.5) 3,034 (10.7)
Metropolitan hospitals 2,570 (18.2) 470 (1.7) 2,986 (10.5) 1,317 (4.6) 248 (0.9) 5,021 (17.8)
Local community hospitals 3,006 (21.3) 588 (2.1) 2,740 (9.7) 1,409 (5.0) 243 (0.9) 4,980 (17.6)
Community health center 161 (1.1) 57 (0.2) 118 (0.4) 53 (0.2) 16 (0.06) 244 (0.9)
Home nursing care institutions 7,024 (49.8) 1,369 (4.8) 8,721 (30.9) 4,143 (14.7) 741 (2.6) 14,974 (53.0)
Total 14,118 (100) 2,959 (10.5) 16,247 (57.5) 7,652 (27.1) 1,395 (4.9) 28,253 (100)
  1. *RUG: resource utilization group, please refer to text for details; RUG-1: patients who need common nursing care; RUG-2: patients who need one additional kind of the special nursing care; §RUG-3: patients who need two additional kinds of the special nursing care; ||RUG-4: patients who need three or more additional kinds of the special nursing care.