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Table 7 Frequency of switching physicians and healthcare facilities in 2002

From: Patterns of ambulatory care utilization in Taiwan

  No. of consultations (%, n = 2,443,003) No. of patients (%, n = 182,474)
The patient has visited other healthcare facilities ...   
   on the same day 52,359 (2.1) 31,646 (17.3)
   in the past 3 days 324,377 (13.3) 87,851 (48.1)
   in the past 7 days 542,256 (22.2) 105,570 (57.9)
The patient has visited the same specialty at other healthcare facilities ...   
   on the same day 5,501 (0.2) 4,673 (2.6)
   in the past 3 days 53,304 (2.2) 29,983 (16.4)
   in the past 7 days 93,108 (3.8) 42,814 (23.5)