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Cost-effectiveness analysis of a fixed-dose combination of indacaterol and glycopyrronium as maintenance treatment for COPD

-Chin Yang 0 0 Institute of health Policy and Management, n ational Taiwan University , Taipei, Taiwan, republic of China 1 n ational r esearch Institute of Chinese Medicine, Ministry of health and

Implementation of a seven-day hospitalist program to improve the outcomes of the weekend admission: A retrospective before-after study in Taiwan

-Chung Shu 1 2 Ming-Chin Yang 2 0 Department of Family Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University , Kaohsiung, Taiwan , 4 Institute of Health Policy and Management ... . Validation: Nin-Chieh Hsu. Writing ± original draft: Nin-Chieh Hsu. Writing ± review & editing: Chun-Che Huang, Ming-Chin Yang. 10 / 12 1. Bell CM, Redelmeier DA. Mortality among patients admitted to

Accessibility of ophthalmic healthcare for residents of an offshore island—an example of integrated delivery system

Background To assess the utilization of and satisfaction with ophthalmic healthcare provided by integrated delivery system (IDS) since 2000 and vision-related quality of life (VRQoL) for residents of an offshore island of Taiwan. Methods Facilitators interviewed residents (age ≥ 50 years) with the 25-item National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire (NEI-VFQ-25) for VRQoL...

Comparing the effectiveness of capecitabine versus 5-fluorouracil/leucovorin therapy for elderly Taiwanese stage III colorectal cancer patients based on quality-of-life measures (QLQ-C30 and QLQ-CR38) and a new cost assessment tool

Background Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths in developed countries and its incidence increases with age. Intravenous administration of bolus 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and leucovorin (LV) has been a standard treatment regime for stage III CRC. However, patients generally prefer oral therapy such as Capecitabine. Studies showed that combination of...

Comparing the effectiveness of capecitabine versus 5-fluorouracil/leucovorin therapy for elderly Taiwanese stage III colorectal cancer patients based on quality-of-life measures (QLQ-C30 and QLQ-CR38) and a new cost assessment tool

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths in developed countries and its incidence increases with age. Intravenous administration of bolus 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and leucovorin (LV) has been a standard treatment regime for stage III CRC. However, patients generally prefer oral therapy such as Capecitabine. Studies showed that combination of oxaliplatin...

Patient severity matters for night-shift workload for internal medicine residents in Taiwan

Background Although work hour is an important factors for resident workload, other contributing factors, such as patient severity, with regards to resident workload have been scarcely studied. Methods A prospective observational cohort study was conducted in a general medicine unit in an academic medical center in Taiwan. Every event for which the nurses needed to call the on...

Psychometric testing of the short version of the world health organization quality of life (WHOQOL-BREF) questionnaire among pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Taiwan

Background Studies on the effects of tuberculosis on a patient’s quality of life (QOL) are scant. The objective of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Taiwan short version of the World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL-BREF) questionnaire using patients with tuberculosis in Taiwan and healthy referents. Methods The Taiwanese short version of...

Demand and Predictors for Post-Discharge Medical Counseling in Home Care Patients: A Prospective Cohort Study

Rationale Post-discharge care is challenging due to the high rate of adverse events after discharge. However, details regarding post-discharge care requirements remain unclear. Post-discharge medical counseling (PDMC) by telephone service was set-up to investigate its demand and predictors. Methods This prospective study was conducted from April 2011 to March 2012 in a tertiary...

Patient satisfaction with and recommendation of a hospital: effects of interpersonal and technical aspects of hospital care

Objectives. To examine patient satisfaction with and recommendation of a hospital, with a special focus on the correlation of these measures to patient ratings of interpersonal and technical performance of the hospital. Design. Telephone survey of patients with four specific conditions after their discharge from hospitals. Setting. Accredited district teaching hospitals and above...