Angus S. K. Ng

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Application of a gamma mixture model to obstetrical diagnosis-related groups (DRGs) revealed heterogeneity of maternity length of stay (LOS). The proportion of long-stay subgroups identified, which can account for 30% of admissions, varied between DRGs. The burden of long-stay patients borne was estimated to be much higher in private hospitals than public(More)
With obstetrical delivery being the most frequent cause for hospital admissions, it is important to determine health- and patient-related characteristics affecting maternity length of stay (LOS). Although the average inpatient LOS has decreased steadily over the years, the issue of the appropriate LOS after delivery is complex and hotly debated, especially(More)
A mixture model incorporating long-term survivors has been adopted in the field of biostatistics where some individuals may never experience the failure event under study. The surviving fractions may be considered as cured. In most applications, the survival times are assumed to be independent. However, when the survival data are obtained from a(More)
BACKGROUND ST-segment changes have been shown to correlate with myocardial tissue perfusion. Complete ST-segment resolution after thrombolysis in acute myocardial infarction is associated with lower mortality and better left ventricular function. Primary percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) for acute myocardial infarction restores better(More)
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