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The Impact of Internationalize Medical Services to localPeople Seeking Medical Care

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2010 by Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : May 14, 2010
Last Update Posted : May 14, 2010
Taiwan College of Healthcare Executives
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Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital

Brief Summary:

Recently The Department of Health of Taiwan has launched the "Internationalize Medical Services Flagship Program", expecting to promote Taiwan's high-quality of medical services to the international market, and anticipating "customers stroll in, medical services walked out".

In order to avoid expansion of this program might alienate the rights and best interests of local people seeking medical services, therefore, this research project is a join effort of experts to form an advisory counsel; by collecting most current international medical services data; then using both qualitative and quantitative questionnaires to investigate whether by implementation of internationalize medical services will cause great impact on local people.

To study the various of insurance income of health care organization after they promote international medical services; and to understand the impact of assess to medical care and quality of medical services to local people due to internationalize medical services.

The last through advisory counsel, to make specific recommendations on mechanism of management and to set evaluation of indicators to monitor international health care, to avoid edge out local people the right of seeking medical care to ever happened, and to aid future planning of policy and implementation.

Condition or disease
Administrative Staff in Hospital of Taiwan

Detailed Description:

The main objectives of this study are:

  1. To understand the impact from internationalize medical services to local People seeking medical care, and the impact to management of health care organization, make specific recommendations for assessment, management mechanisms and measurable indicators, and aid future planning of policy and implementation.
  2. To avoid expanding the flagship program of internationalization of medical services might jeopardize local people's right to seek medical care, assess the impact to local people after the program implemented.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: To Understand the Impacts of Internationalize Medical Services on Local People Seeking Medical Care, and to Establish Responsive Management Mechanism
Study Start Date : December 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date : February 2011

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Administrative staff in Hospital of Taiwan

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Administrative staff in Hospital
  • Hospital provide the internationalize medical services

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01123720

Sponsors and Collaborators
Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital
Taiwan College of Healthcare Executives
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Principal Investigator: Lan-Chin Lu Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital

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Responsible Party: Lan-Chin Lu, Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital Identifier: NCT01123720     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 099M031
First Posted: May 14, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 14, 2010
Last Verified: May 2010