Yue-Chune Lee, Dr.P.H.


Doctor of Public Health (Dr.P.H.), 1989

Health Services Organization, School of Public Health, Health Science Center at Houston, University of Texas, U.S.

Bachelor of Public Health,1979, National Taiwan University




    Institute of Health And Welfare Policy (1992-)

    Institute of Hospital and Health Care Administration (1994-)

    Health Welfare Policy Research Center (2006-)

    National Yang-ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.



Health services Research, Payment system,  Health care system



Payment System, Health Insurance and Health Care Policy Evaluation, Economic and quality evaluation





ü          Research Methods

ü          Payment System and Health Insurance

ü          Health Insurance Policy Analysis

ü          Methodology of the Evaluation on Health and Health Care System

ü          Case-mix System and Application in Payment System and Outcome Research

ü          Health Technology Assessment

ü          Seminar on Health and Welfare Policy

ü          Special Topics on Health Policy Research




  1. 1.      Chou YC, Lee YC, Lin LC, Chang AI, Huang WY. Social Services Utilization by Adults with Intellectual Disabilities Who Live with Their Families. Social Science and Medicine 2008(accepted, SCI,SSCI)
  2. Lin LC*, Watson R., Lee YC*., Chou YC, & Wu, SC. Edinburgh Feeding Evaluation in Dementia (EdFED) scale: cross-cultural validation of Chinese version. Journal of Advanced Nursing. (Accepted, SCI/SSCI)
  3.  Lee YC*, Huang YT, Huang WF. Effect of Backward Medication Switching on the Risks of Adverse Events of Schizophrenia Patients Using Atypical Antiphychotics. Journal of Food and Drug Analysis 16(1):1-8, 2008. (SCI).
  4. Kuo DJ, Lee YC*, Huang WF. Hormone Therapy Use and Prescription Durations of Menopausal Women in Taiwan: A Five Years’ National Cohort Study. Maturitas 58:259-268,2007.(SCI)
  5. Lee YC*, Huang, KH, Huang YT. Adverse Pharmaceutical Incentive and Providers’ Behavior: the Emergence of the GP-Owned Gateway Pharmacies in Taiwan. Health Policy & Planning 22:427-435,2007(SCI,SSCI)
  6. Lee YC*, Yang MC, Huang YT, Liu CH, Chen SB. Impacts of the Cost Containment Strategies on Pharmaceutical Expenditures of the National Health Insurance in Taiwan 1997-2003. J. PharmacoEconomics 24(9):891-902, 2006 (SCI).
  7. Chang CC, Lee YC, Chen TC, Wu SC*. Factors Associated with the Complications of Total Knee Replacement Procedures During Hospitalization. Journal of Health Insurance 3 (1):1-14: 2006.
  8. Kao SC, Lee YC, Huang WH, Lee LT. Inappropriate Diabetic Prescriptions of the National Health Insurance: Research in Northern Taiwan. Taiwan Journal of Public Health (THPH) 25(1):58-64,2006.advisor(TSSCI)
  9. Lee YC*, Yang MC, Li CC. Health Care Financing System in Taiwan: Before and After Introduction of Case-Mix. Malaysian J. Public Health 5 (supp 2), 19-32, 2005
  10. Huang KH, Lee YC*, Huang. Impact of the separation of drug prescribing and dispensing policy on the release rate of prescriptions from clinics. TJPH 23(6):469-478, 2004 (Corresponding).
  11. Lin MC, Lee YC. Satisfaction on Quality of Health Care Before the Implementation of the Global Budget Payment System of Chinese Medicine in Taiwan. TJPH 22(3):204-216,2003(corresponding)
  12. Lee YC. Can the legislation on Public Health Practitioners licensing solve all public health practice problem? TJPH 22(5):354-355,2003
  13. Lee CH, Lee YCSurgery in Taiwan. Archives of Surgery 138:922-927, 2003.
  14. Liu SZ, Lee YC, Chu LC: The Research on the Development of Medical Economic Index for Primary Care. Formosa J. Med.,6(2):157-164,2002.
  15. Lee YCLai MS, Sheng PC. The Development and Implication of 2001 National Health Expenditure Target for NHI, Journal of Healthcare Management, 2(2):72-86,2001.
  16. Lee YCWhy to Divide the Global Budget of the NHI into Primary Care and Hospital Taiwan Medicla Journal, 44(7), 2001.
  17. Lee YCCan the implementation of the volume-related payment system of the hospital outpatient consultation fee save the clinics?-Formation and the potential impact of the volume-related payment system. Hope 33:94-98,2001.
  18. Lee YCThe potential impact of the volume-related payment system policy of the hospital outpatient consultation fee, National Policy Forum 1(3):135-137,2001
  19. Lee YC. Design of the global budget payment system of NHI, Perspectives,74(8),2001.
  20. Liu SZ, Lin S, Lee YC: The Research on the Development of the Medical Economic Index for Dental Care, TJPH 19(4):272-284,2000.
  21. Lee YC New Value and Perspectives in millennium: Recommendation for National Health Insurance Reform. Journal of National Health Insurance 24,2000.

Book Chapters

1    Lee YC. Overview of the payment system reform experiences during the first ten year of the National Health Insurance.  In: Lin SC, Tsai DJ eds. Overview of the National Health Insurance Experience at the Tenth Anniversary of the National Health Insurance. Taipei: Foundation of Taiwan Medical Alliance, 2006

2    Lai MS, Yang MC, Lee YC, Wen ST, Wu WC. Strategies to Reform National Health Insurance Benefits: Appropriate Allocation and Utilization of Health Care Resources.  In Lai MS (ed) Book Series on the Reform of the National Health Insurance. Taipei: Department of Health, 2004.

3    Lee YC, Deng CY. Enhance the Accountability of the Providers through Payment System Reform. In Lai MS (ed) Book Series on the Reform of the National Health Insurance. Taipei: Department of Health, 2004.

4    Lee YC. Payment System of Health Insurance. In: Yaung CL eds. Textbook of Health Insurance, 4th editions. Taipei: Chu-Liu Pub, 2003.

5    Lee YC, Liu YY. Development of Diabetes Share-Care Model Based on Disease Management Approaches.  In: Handbook of Diabetes Share-Care Management. Bureau of Health Promotion, Department of Health, 2002.

6  Lee YC. How to Match Control Cost with the Quality Assurance In National Health Insurance Reform? In Yang MC (ed). Protecting the Health of the People: White Paper on the Health Care Policy. Taipei: Health and Welfare Foundation, 2002.


Invited speaker of International Conference

1.      Lee YC. Recent Payment System Reform of the National Health Insurance in Taiwan. 2006 International Hospital Federation Asian Pacific Regional Conference. Taipei, April 2-5, 2006.

2.      Lee YC. Chen PC.  Effectiveness of Diabetic Quality-based Payment Initiatives (DQBPI) of NHI in Improving Outcome of Diabetes care. The 37th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference & 2005 Asia Pacific Health Forum. Taipei, Dec. 21-23. 2005.

3.      Lee YC. Financial Sustainability of National Health Insurance in Taiwan. First Korea-Taiwan National Health Insurance Symposium. National Health Insurance, Cooperation, Seoul: Nov. 25, 2005

4.      Lee YC, Yang MC, Li CC. Health Care Financing System in Taiwan: Before and After Introduction of Case-Mix.2nd International Case-mix Conference Malaysia 2005-Managing Hospital Costs Through Case-mix System. Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur: Sep. 6-7, 2005.

5.      Yue-Chune Lee, Zxy -Yann Lu, Duujian Tsai,Wen-Hong Huang. Meeting the Health and Welfare Need of the Community Following a Major Disaster-The Experience Learned from the 1999 Chi-Chi Earthquake, Taiwan. The International Symposium in Commemoration of the 5th Anniversary of 1999 Chi-Chi Earthquake, Taiwan. Taipei: Sep. 8-9, 2004

6.      Yue-Chune Lee. Exploring options for reimbursement mechanisms towards effective cost containment and efficient health care delivery.  National Health Insurance Cooperation (NHIC) International Health Insurance Symposium, Seoul: Korea, July 6, 2004.

7.      Yue-Chune Lee: Case-mix Initiative in Taiwan. Academy for International Health Policy study, Washington D.C: October 7, 2003.

8.      Yue-Chune LeeThe Global Budgeting Payment System Reform of the National Health InsuranceLesson from Taiwan PAMJAKIC Indonesian Association of Health Insurance and Managed Care and Center for Economic StudiesUniversity of IndonesiaMay 22-24, 2002.

9.      Yue-Chune LeeMonitoring Quality of Healthy Care of National Health Insurance. In ”International Conference On Quality of Health Care”TaipeiSeptember 11-12,1998.

10.  Yue-Chune Lee and Ming -Chin YangThe Evaluation Long-term Care Benefit and Payment Policy of National Health Insurance In Taiwan International Symposium on Cross-Nations Approach to the Care of the Elderly, New York Jan 14-161998.




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