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Table 3 Distribution of visits for intra-articular hyaluronic acid treatment in 2004 by contracted category of healthcare facility

From: Intra-articular hyaluronic acid for treatment of osteoarthritis: a nationwide study among the older population of Taiwan

Accreditation level Overall No. of visits (%, n = 72,665,294) No. of HA visits (%, n = 205,012) No. of HA patients* (%, n = 35,872)
Academic medical centres 10,736,652 (14.8) 33,074 (16.1) 6,425 (17.9)
Metropolitan hospitals 11,932,861 (16.4) 70,625 (34.5) 11,760 (32.8)
Local community hospitals 12,730,923 (17.5) 78,268 (38.2) 14,548 (40.6)
Physician clinics 37,264,858 (51.3) 23,045 (11.2) 4,356 (12.1)
  1. *Because a patient might visit several healthcare facilities, the total of all percentages in this column exceeded 100%.