About the Authors

Yueh-Han Hsu

Contributed equally to this work with: Yueh-Han Hsu, Hui-Yi Yu

Affiliations Department of Health Services Administration, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Ditmanson Medical Foundation Chia-Yi Christian Hospital, Chia-Yi, Taiwan, Department of Nursing, Min-Hwei Junior College of Health Care Management, Tainan, Taiwan

Hui-Yi Yu

Contributed equally to this work with: Yueh-Han Hsu, Hui-Yi Yu

Affiliations Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Ditmanson Medical Foundation Chia-Yi Christian Hospital, Chia-Yiy, Taiwan, Department of Sports Management, Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science, Tainan, Taiwan

Hsuan-Ju Chen

Affiliations Management Office for Health Data, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, College of Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan

Tsai-Chung Li

Affiliations Graduate Institute of Biostatistics, College of Public Health, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, Department of Healthcare Administration, College of Health Science, Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan

Chih-Cheng Hsu

Affiliations Department of Health Services Administration, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, Institute of Population Health Sciences, National Health Research Institutes, Zhunan, Miaoli, Taiwan

Chia-Hung Kao

10040@mail.cmuh.org.tw

Affiliations Graduate Institute of Clinical Medical Science and School of Medicine, College of Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: Y-HH C-HK. Analyzed the data: Y-HH H-YY H-JC T-CL C-HK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: C-HK. Wrote the paper: Y-HH H-YY H-JC T-CL C-CH C-HK. Final approval of the manuscript: Y-HH H-YY H-JC T-CL C-CH C-HK.