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Table 3 Service volume of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) by facility type from 1996 to 2001 in Taiwan

From: Use frequency of traditional Chinese medicine in Taiwan

Year Public TCM hospital Private TCM hospital Private TCM clinics Others*
1996 79,817 (0.3%) 4,561,521 (18.9%) 18,612,160 (77.2%) 841,054 (3.5%)
1997 76,627 (0.3%) 3,845,787 (15.3%) 20,277,192 (80.6%) 970,467 (3.9%)
1998 226,207 (0.8%) 3,407,727 (12.8%) 21,963,148 (82.4%) 1,044,844 (3.9%)
1999 267,511 (1.0%) 2,889,723 (10.5%) 23,024,679 (84%) 1,216,682 (4.4%)
2000 280,086 (1.1%) 2,320,469 (8.8%) 22,371,552 (84.7%) 1,454,646 (5.5%)
2001 260,150 (1.0%) 1,766,232 (6.7%) 22,866,179 (86.3%) 1,599,806 (6.0%)
Total 1,190,398 (0.8%) 18,791,459 (12.0%) 129,114,910 (82.6%) 7,127,499 (4.6%)
  1. *Others: mostly western medicine hospitals with TCM section