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Yi-Wen Tsai  ( Associate Professor)


Ph.D. of Health Services and Policy Analysis, University of California at Berkeley (1994-1998)

Master of Health Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1991-1993)

B.S. in Nursing, National Yang Min University (1987-1991)


Health Economics

Health Insurance







1.          Yi-Wen Tsai, Weng-Foung Huang, Yu-Wen Wen, Pei-Fen Chen. 2007. The influence of the influenza vaccination on outpatient visits for upper respiratory infection by the elderly in Taiwan. Value in Health. 10 (2), 117–127.


2.          Weng-Foung Huang, Fei-Yuan Hsiao, Yu-Wen Wen, Yi-Wen Tsai. 2006. Cardiovascular Events Associated with the Use of Four NSAIDs (Etodolac, Nabumetone, Ibuprofen, Naproxen) and Celecoxib in Taiwan: A Population-Based Observational Study, Clinical Therapeutics.28 (11):1827-1836

3.          Yiing-Jenq Chou, Nicole Huang, I-Feng Lin, Chung-Yeh Deng, Yi-Wen Tsai, Long-Shen Chen, Cheng-Hua Lee. 2006. Do physicians and their relatives have a decreased rate of caesarean section?  A 4-year population-based study in Taiwan. Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care, 33(3): 195-202

4.          Weng-Foung Huang, Fei-Yuan Hsiao, Yi-Wen Tsai, Yu-Wen Wen, Yaw-Tang Shih 2006. Cardiovascular Events Associated with Long-term Celecoxib, Refecoxib and Meloxicam Use in Taiwan: An Observational Study. Drug Safety, 29(3):261-272


5.          Tu-Bin Chu, Tsai-Ching Liu, Chin-Shyan Chen, Yi-Wen Tsai, Wen-Ta Chiu. 2005. Household out-of-Pocket medical expenditures and National Health Insurance in Taiwan: income and regional inequality. BMC Health Services Research 5:60.


6.          Yi-Wen Tsai, Yi-Chou Chuang, Weng-Foung Huang, et al. 2005.  The effect of changing reimbursement policies on quality of inpatient care, from fee-for-service to prospective payment International Journal for Quality in Health Care. 17: 421 - 426.


7.          Yi-Wen Tsai, Chung-Lin Yang, Chin-Shyan Chen, Tsai-Ching Liu, Pei-Fen Chen. 2005. The effect of Taiwan’s tax-induced increases in cigarette prices on brand-switching and the consumption of cigarettes. Health Economics, 14(6): 627-641.


8.          Yi-Wen Tsai, Lee-Lan Yen, Chung-Lin Yang, Pei-Fen Chen. 2003. Public opinion regarding earmarked cigarette tax in Taiwan. BMC Public Health, 3:42.


9.          Yi-Wen Tsai, Hai-Yen Sung, Chung-Lin Yang. Shu-Fang Shih. 2003. The behavior of purchasing smuggled cigarettes in Taiwan. Tobacco Control, 12(1): 12: 28-33.


10.      Yi-Wen Tsai and Teh-wei Hu. 2002. National Health Insurance, Physician Financial Incentives, and Primary Cesarean Sections in Taiwan. American Journal of Public Health, 92(9):1514-1517.


11.      Sylvia Guendelman, Roberta Wyn, Yi-Wen Tsai 2002. Children of working poor families in California: The effects of insurance status on access and utilization of primary health care.  Journal of Health and Social Policy, 14(4): 1-20 9


12.      Teh-wei Hu, Yi-Wen Tsai 2000.  Cigarette consumption in rural China: survey results from 3 provinces. American Journal of Public Health, 90(11): p. 1785-7.


13.   Sylvia Guendelman, Roberta Wyn, and Yi-Wen Tsai 2000.  Children of working low-income families in California: does parental work benefit children's insurance status, access, and utilization of primary health care? Health Services Research, 35(2): p. 417-41





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