Specialty-Related Utilization Pattern in Taiwan’s Community Hospital
Community Hospital is the first line of defense to maintain the quality of primary health care; with proper
resource allocations, it can save healthcare costs effectively. But there were problems with Community Hospital
sustainability under global budget. Many blame on unfair healthcare policies that lead to hospitals’ closure, but few ever
discuss specialty availability that can improve hospitals’ utilization. The purpose of this study is to find out how significant a
particular specialty availability is related to an increase in the utilization of Community Hospital.
Keywords - community hospitals, specialty, utilization.