Title

Associations Between Physician Supply Levels and Amenable Mortality Rates: An Analysis of Taiwan Over Nearly 4 Decades.

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1-2020

Journal

Health Serv Insights

Volume

13

DOI

10.1177/1178632920954878

Abstract

Access to health care is an important determinant of health, but it remains unclear whether having more physicians reduces mortality. In this study, we used Taiwan's population-level National Death Certification Registry data to investigate whether a greater supply of physicians is associated with lower rates of amenable mortality, defined as deaths that can be delayed with appropriate and timely medical treatment. Our baseline regression analysis adjusting only for age and sex shows that an increase in the number of physicians per 1000 is associated with a reduction of 1.7 (

Comments

This is an open access PubMed Central article.

Peer Reviewed

1

Open Access

1

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