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Table 1 Physician to population ratios and Gini coefficients of three types of physicians in Taiwan for selected years

From: Redistributive effects of the National Health Insurance on physicians in Taiwan: a natural experiment time series study

Year 1971 1981 1991 1996 2001
Population 14,937,054 18,193,955 20,605,831 21,525,433 22,405,568
Western medicine physicians
 Number 6,375 11,957 21,115 24,790 30,562
 per 100,000 42.68 65.72 102.47 115.17 136.40
 Gini coefficient 0.25 0.25 0.26 0.26 0.25
Chinese medicine physicians
 Number 1,466 1,682 2,514 2,992 3,979
 per 100,000 9.81 9.24 12.20 13.90 17.76
 Gini coefficient 0.26 0.26 0.22 0.20 0.19
Dentists
 Number 910 2,128 5,983 7,254 8,944
 per 100,000 6.09 11.70 29.04 33.70 39.92
 Gini coefficient 0.32 0.39 0.35 0.31 0.26