Primary Care Physician's Wishes and Influencing Factors Toward Provision of Integrated Health Care

This study is enrolling participants by invitation only.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Taiwan University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01281709
First received: January 20, 2011
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2011
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January 20, 2011
January 20, 2011
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March 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Primary Care Physician's Wishes and Influencing Factors Toward Provision of Integrated Health Care
Primary Care Physician's Wishes and Influencing Factors Toward Provision of Integrated Health Care

This questionnaire-based study was focused on understanding primary care physician's wish toward provision of integrated health care, associated knowledge and attitude, and analysis of influencing factors affecting their choices.

The population is aging rapidly in Taiwan. It has been estimated that 15 years from now, the elderly population will comprise over 20% of the general population. Within an aging population, the prevalence of chronic illnesses can be expected to increase, and these patients with multiple chronic illnesses will likely need a larger allocation of available resources with the national health care system. In contrast to a highly-specialized medical environment, integrated health care, with its multitude of health and medical services including diagnosis, treatment, convalescence, rehabilitation, and health promotion, can provide a more efficient synergism between the necessary aspects of delivery, supply, management and organization. Literature has shown that multi-disciplinary, well-managed chronic illness management can increase the convenience of patient medical visits and also decrease medical costs. To provide patients with multiple chronic illnesses more suitable, efficient, and higher quality medical care, and to decrease redundant or ill-advised medications or procedures, as well as to encourage medical systems to further incorporate integrated services to advance the ideal of holistic care, the Bureau of National Health Insurance issued the a decree on September 15th, 2009, named "Integrated care model and medical system-based integration plan". This questionnaire-based study was focused on understanding primary care physician's wish toward provision of integrated health care, associated knowledge and attitude, and analysis of influencing factors affecting their choices.

Observational
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
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Non-Probability Sample

The primary care physicians who serve in the excecutive centers of their community medical groups

Attitude of Health Personnel
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Enrolling by invitation
350
April 2011
March 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The primary care physicians, who practicing western medicine, with the doctor licenses approved by the Department of Health in Taiwan

Exclusion Criteria:

  • The subjects who are unable to complete the survey independently
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18 Years and older
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NCT01281709
201011019RC
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Tai-Yuan Chiu, President of Taiwan Association of Family Medicine, Taiwan Association of Family Medicine
National Taiwan University Hospital
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Study Chair: Tai-Yuan Chiu, Master National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH)
National Taiwan University Hospital
January 2011

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