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Table 3 Medical visits by the BNHI for study subjects from the NHIRD in age-adjusted linear regression

From: Integrated traditional Chinese medicine for childhood asthma in Taiwan: a Nationwide cohort study

  Mean SD Estimation (95%) P
All OPD     
Non-TCM (N = 12435) 3.61 2.82 Reference  
Single TCM (N = 406) 7.00 7.09 3.56 (3.11, 4.00) <0.0001
OHQI TCM (N = 9) 5.38 3.62 2.14 (−0.61, 4.90) 0.13
OPD for TCM     
Non-TCM (N = 12435) 0    
Single TCM (N = 406) 5.12 5.54 Reference  
OHQI TCM (N = 9) 5.71 3.50 0.71 (−3.44, 4.87) 0.74
ER     
Non-TCM (N = 12435) 1.39 0.82 Reference  
Single TCM (N = 406) 1.50 0.82 0.12 (−0.18, 0.43) 0.44
OHQI TCM (N = 9) 0    
IPD     
Non-TCM (N = 12435) 1.17 0.54 Reference  
Single TCM (N = 406) 1.33 0.50 0.16 (−0.20, 0.53) 0.38
OHQI TCM (N = 9) 0    
  1. BNHI: Bureau of National Health Insurance, NHIRD: National Health Insurance Research Database, OHQI: Outpatient’s Healthcare Quality Improvement, TCM: Traditional Chinese Medicine.