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Training needs assessment of health care professionals in a developing country: the example of Saint Lucia

Care Administration and is currently working for the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health, Saint Lucia. The corresponding author, Che-Ming Yang, received his PhD from Johns Hopkins University

Costs of staged versus simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty: a population-based study of the Taiwanese National Health Insurance Database

Background Bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is required for many patients. There are few studies comparing the overall costs of staged and simultaneous bilateral TKA. Methods The Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) was searched, and the total medical costs of 452 patients who received simultaneous bilateral TKAs were compared with those of 690 who ...

Developing 21st century accreditation standards for teaching hospitals: the Taiwan experience

Background The purpose of this study is to establish teaching hospital accreditation standards anew with the hope that Taiwan's teaching hospitals can live up to the expectations of our society and ensure quality teaching. Methods The development process lasted two years, 2005-2006, and was separated into three stages. The first stage centered on leadership meetings and consensus ...

Feasibility and validity of International Classification of Diseases based case mix indices

: Ownership Declaration of competing interests The author(s) declare that they have no competing interests. Authors' contributions Che-Ming Yang conceived of and carried out the study, and drafted the

How risky is caring for emergency patients at risk of malpractice litigation: a population based epidemiological study of Taiwan's experiences

Background Emergency medicine has generally been considered a high risk specialty. The purpose of this study is to assess the risk of being sued in the district courts for caring emergency room (ER) patients from the perspective of epidemiology. Methods This research was designed to be a retrospective population based cohort study. We intended to find out the incidence of ...

Development and implementation of a nationwide health care quality indicator system in Taiwan

0 Taipei Municipal Wan Fang Hospital , Taipei, Taiwan 1 Taipei Madical University School of Healthcare Administration , Taipei, Taiwan 2 Address reprint requests to Che-Ming Yang, Taipei Medical