The results are out for Taiwan’s latest hospital accreditation evaluation. Three new medical centers were added to Northern Taiwan, specifically in New Taipei and Hsinchu. Medical centers are at the top level in the health care system. They play a key role in supporting regional and district hospitals.
The two additional spots went to the Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital and the Ministry of Health and Welfare’s Shuang Ho Hospital. New accreditation was awarded to National Taiwan University Hospital’s Hsinchu branch.
Taiwan College of Healthcare Executive
Medical centers represent the highest level of Taiwan’s health care system. Increasing the number of medical centers will affect payments, referrals, and the design of the tiered health care system. It will raise considerations for the entire health care network.
For the newly upgraded medical centers, co-pays are set to increase. Patients can expect to pay NT$420 for outpatient care, up from NT$240. Emergency care fees will rise from NT$400 to NT$750.
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