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earliest recollections of self and others in european american and taiwanese young adults.this study examined the age and content of earliest childhood memories of self and others. european american and taiwanese participants (n= 111) retrieved their earliest memories in response to the cue words self, mother, family, friend, and surroundings. memory for mother was from an earlier age than memory for self, and memories for mother, family, and friend were more socially oriented in content than memories for self or surroundings. in addition, in response to all cue words, euro-americans ...200616913954
out-of-pocket payment for medical care under taiwan's national health insurance system.the objective of this study is to estimate the amount of and factors associated with out-of-pocket (oop) payment for medical care under taiwan's national health insurance (nhi) program. this research used two methods to collect original data. the first method consisted of using a sample household survey and household diary records to collect data on oop payment prospectively over a two-month period from a random sample of 600 households in central taiwan. using the individual as the unit of anal ...200818004793
lifetime medical expenditure and life expectancy lost attributable to smoking through major smoking related diseases in estimate the lifetime financial burden on taiwan's national health insurance (nhi) system, life expectancy and years of life expectancy lost (ylel) attributable to smoking from major smoking related diseases.200718048616
epidemiological features and costs of herpes zoster in taiwan: a national study 2000 to analyse the epidemiological characteristics and related costs of herpes zoster in taiwan, a nationally representative cohort of 1,000,000 individuals from the national health insurance register was followed up from 2000 to 2006 and their claims data analysed. overall, 34,280 patients were diagnosed with zoster (incidence 4.89/1000 person-years) and 2944 patients (8.6%) developed post-herpetic neuralgia 3 months after the start of the zoster rash (incidence 0.42/1000 person-years). people with ...200919997693
beyond euro-centrism: health care reforms of seven small countries. 201121447842
effects of a preoperative simplified home rehabilitation education program on length of stay of total knee arthroplasty patients with severe knee osteoarthritis (oa), total knee arthroplasty (tka) is performed for both symptom relief and to achieve better function in daily life. implementation of efficient tka rehabilitation programs with shorter length of stay (los) and reduced medical expenditures is an important issue in clinical practice. however, the effectiveness of preoperative rehabilitation programs is still under debate. most preoperative rehabilitation programs last many weeks and may be more expens ...201222480863
mutations in gyra and gyrb among fluoroquinolone- and multidrug-resistant mycobacterium tuberculosis order to correlate the mutations inside the entiregyraandgyrbgenes with the level of resistance to ofloxacin (ofx) and moxifloxacin (mfx) in isolates of multidrug-resistantmycobacterium tuberculosis(mdr-tb), a total of 111 isolates were categorized into ofx-susceptible (mic, ≤2 μg/ml) and low-level (mic, 4 to 8 μg/ml) and high-level (mic, ≥16 μg/ml) ofx-resistant isolates and mfx-susceptible (mic, ≤0.5 μg/ml) and low-level (mic, 1 to 2 μg/ml) and high-level (mic, ≥4 μg/ml) mfx-resistant isola ...201626787695
usefulness of hatch score in the prediction of new-onset atrial fibrillation for asians.the hatch score (hypertension <1 point>, age >75 years <1 point>, stroke or transient ischemic attack <2 points>, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease <1 point>, and heart failure <2 points>) was reported to be useful for predicting the progression of atrial fibrillation (af) from paroxysmal to persistent or permanent af for patients who participated in the euro heart survey. the goal of the current study was to investigate whether the hatch score was a useful scheme in predicting new-onset af. ...201728072697
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