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Table 2 Distribution of ambulatory care visits in 2002 by contracted category of healthcare facilities

From: Patterns of ambulatory care utilization in Taiwan

  No. of visits (%, n = 2,443,003) No. of patients* (%, n = 182,474)
All visits   
   Academic medical centers 224,838 (9.2) 39,613 (21.7)
   Metropolitan hospitals 260,347 (10.7) 49,092 (26.9)
   Local community hospitals 257,072 (10.5) 53,407 (29.3)
   Physician clinics 1,700,746 (69.6) 159,499 (87.4)
Emergency visits   
   Academic medical centers 12,050 (0.5) 8,768 (4.8)
   Metropolitan hospitals 18,946 (0.8) 13,790 (7.6)
   Local community hospitals 12,193 (0.5) 9,605 (5.3)
   Physician clinics 271 (0.0) 230 (0.1)
   Total 43,460 (1.8) 29,488 (16.2)
Outpatient visits   
   Academic medical centers 212,788 (8.7) 36,901 (20.2)
   Metropolitan hospitals 241,401 (9.9) 44,186 (24.2)
   Local community hospitals 244,879 (10.0) 50,302 (27.6)
   Total 699,068 (28.6) 98,894 (54.2)
  1. *Because a patient might visit several healthcare facilities, the total of all percentages in this column exceeded 100%.