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Table 3 Characteristics of rehabilitation resource settings

From: Utilization and medical costs of outpatient rehabilitation among children with autism spectrum conditions in Taiwan

Year ASC Non-ASC
2008 2009 2010 2008 2009 2010
Medical setting(%)*
 Medical center 8.0 11.6 11.7 16.6 17.0 16.3
 Metropolitan hospital 32.2 26.7 27.3 35.0 33.8 35.1
 Local Hospital 28.5 31.0 31.6 21.8 23.4 24.1
 Clinic 31.3 30.7 29.4 26.7 25.8 24.5
Teaching hospital(%)*
 Yes 42.6 40.2 40.3 55.1 53.9 54.6
 No 57.4 59.8 59.7 44.9 46.1 45.4
Location(%)*
 Taipei 40.7 46.5 51.1 29.8 32.8 43.8
 North 23.7 20.7 19.4 19.8 19.2 19.4
 Central 11.5 9.7 9.3 22.5 21.7 14.1
 South 8.2 8.1 7.0 13.9 12.9 7.9
 Kaohsiung and Pingtung 15.6 14.5 12.8 12.1 11.7 13.2
 East 0.3 0.4 0.5 1.8 1.7 1.5
  1. Location: Taipei is the largest city in Taiwan and the city with the most healthcare resources. The East region is the most rural area and the region with the fewest healthcare resources
  2. *p < 0.001 (comparing the overall mean for the 3 years in the ASC and non-ASC groups)