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Table 5 Comparative Data between China and Taiwan in Quality Indicators

From: A tale of two systems: practice patterns of a single group of emergency medical physicians in Taiwan and China

Asthma, 1-18y, total n (%) China N = 2419 Taiwan N = 822 Unadjusted Odds Ratio (95% CI) China vs Taiwan P value Adjusteda Odds Ratio (95% CI) China vs Taiwan P value
Radiographs 137 (5.7%) 215 (26.2%) 0.17 (0.13-0.21) <0.001 0.24 (0.17-0.33) <0.001
Antibiotics 144 (6.0%) 60 (7.3%) 0.80 (0.59-1.10) 0.170 0.99 (0.65-1.52) 0.966
Steroids and discharged homeb 47 (2.0%) 401 (54.1%) 0.02 (0.02-0.03) <0.001 0.02 (0.01-0.03) <0.001
Admitted with steroid in the EDc 31 (53.4%) 39 (47.9%) 0.26 (0.16-0.42) <0.001 0.45 (0.23-0.86) 0.017
Unplanned return visit within 24 h 30 (1.2%) 23 (2.8%) 0.44 (0.25-0.76) 0.002 0.61 (0.28-1.31) 0.205
Unplanned return visit between 24 and 72 h 48 (2.0%) 2 (0.2%) 8.30 (2.27-70.63) 0.001 7.76 (1.62-37.17) 0.010
Bronchiolitis, 3 m-2y, total n (%) China N = 2126 Taiwan N = 508     
Radiographs 304 (14.3%) 267 (52.6%) 0.15 (0.12-0.19) <0.001 0.21 (0.17-0.28) <0.001
Antibiotics 223 (10.5%) 37 (7.3%) 1.49 (1.04-2.14) 0.030 2.19 (1.46-3.28) <0.001
Croup, 3 m-3y, total n (%) China N = 536 Taiwan N = 185     
Radiographs 85 (15.9%) 112 (60.5%) 0.12 (0.08-0.18) <0.001 0.12 (0.08-0.19) <0.001
Steroids 282 (52.6%) 118 (63.8%) 0.63 (0.45-0.89) 0.008 0.93 (0.63-1.38) 0.713
Admitted without steroids in EDc 14 (40.0%) 21 (45.7%) 0.79 (0.33-1.94) 0.611 0.87 (0.33-2.30) 0.774
Unplanned return visit within 24 h 17 (3.2%) 7 (3.8%) 0.83 (0.34-2.04) 0.689 0.59 (0.20-1.74) 0.338
  1. Taiwan serves as the reference group
  2. aAdjust for age, gender(reference = female), triage(reference = triage level 4-5), season(reference = spring & summer) and time of visit(reference = night) in Asthma & Bronchiolitis
  3. aAdjust for gender(reference = female), triage(reference = triage level 4-5), season(reference = spring & summer) and time of visit(reference = night) in Croup
  4. bPercentage with the discharge as the denominator
  5. cPercentage with the admitted as the denominator