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Table 9 Comparison of the average number of outpatient visits per person per year between Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western Medicine (WM) from 1996 to 2001 in Taiwan.

From: Use frequency of traditional Chinese medicine in Taiwan

Year Valid beneficiaries Total TCM visits TCM visits per person % change from previous year Total WM visits WM visits per person % change from previous year
1996 20,041,488 24,094,552 1.20   221,566,817 11.06  
1997 20,492,317 25,170,073 1.23 2.17% 241,309,995 11.78 6.51%
1998 20,757,185 26,641,926 1.28 4.50% 259,701,792 12.51 6.25%
1999 21,089,859 27,398,595 1.30 1.22% 273,777,642 12.98 3.76%
2000 21,400,826 26,426,753 1.23 -4.95% 267,924,732 12.52 -3.56%
2001 21,653,555 26,492,367 1.22 -0.92% 267,412,756 12.35 -1.36%