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OBJECTIVES This study assessed the validity of a widely-accepted administrative data surveillance methodology for identifying individuals with diabetes relative to three laboratory data reference standard definitions for diabetes. METHODS We used a combination of linked regional data (hospital discharge abstracts and physician data) and laboratory data to(More)
BACKGROUND Open iliac bone harvesting techniques can result in significant complications and residual morbidity. In reconstructive procedures where a small volume of autogenous cancellous bone graft is required, a minimally invasive technique for bone harvesting applied at the mid-iliac crest has been deemed satisfactory. We sought to assess the application(More)
PURPOSE To review outcomes of patients with stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) following the introduction of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). METHODS SBRT cases were linked to the cancer registry database along with clinical, treatment and health service parameters for n=2146 cases of stage I NSCLC diagnosed between 2005 and 2011. The(More)
306 Background: Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is a treatment option for patients with Stage I (T1-T2N0M0) NSCLC (non-small cell lung cancer) who decline surgery or are medically inoperable. Case series suggest superior outcomes with lung SBRT compared to conventional radiotherapy and high local control rates. The primary study objective was to(More)
This empirical study of organisational e-business adoption, utilising both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods, examines four major factors influencing adoption in multiple e-business process domains. Support is found for the proposition that factors influencing e-business adoption behaviour have different levels of impact across different(More)
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