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Table 1 The descriptive statistics of target categories of patients by year

From: How risky is caring for emergency patients at risk of malpractice litigation: a population based epidemiological study of Taiwan's experiences

Items 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 Average
Total ER patients 5,459,637 5,883,886 6,184,031 6,199,674 6,600,872 6,065,620
Total births 247,220 258,849 279,024 240,964 233,413 251,894
   Natural birth 163,900 172,293 185,423 160,730 155,259 167,521
   Cesarean section 83,320 86,556 93,601 80,234 78,154 84,373