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Table 2 Liver cancer outpatient service providers during the period 1996-2007

From: Utilization pattern of traditional Chinese medicine for liver cancer patients in Taiwan

Outpatient visits specifically for liver cancer Characteristic Biomedicine TCM users P value for
Visits Percentage (95%CI) Visits Percentage (95%CI) χ2
Type of providers      <0.001
Public hospitals 75716 11.91 (11.83-11.99) 20455 8.98 (8.86-9.1)  
Public Chinese medicine hospitals 34 0.01 (0.01-0.01) 636 0.28 (0.26-0.30)  
Private hospitals 250469 39.40 (39.28-39.52) 70631 30.99 (30.80-31.18)  
Private Chinese medicine hospitals 326 0.05 (0.04-0.06) 2754 1.21 (1.17-1.25)  
Public clinics 20175 3.17 (3.13-3.21) 4253 1.87 (1.81-1.93)  
Private clinics 252442 39.71 (39.59-39.83) 120067 52.69 (52.49-52.89)  
Unknown 36543 5.75 (5.69-5.81) 9098 3.99 (3.91-4.07)  
Total 635705 100 227894 100  
  1. TCM: traditional Chinese medicine; CI: confidence interval.