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This paper investigates the determinants of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and acupuncture utilization for cancer patients who are simultaneously having conventional Western medical treatments. This study used five leading cancers in Taiwan, namely cervical, breast, lung, liver and colorectal cancers. A total of 2499 cancer patients were interviewed, of(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the prevalence of malnutrition and its impact on mortality, functional decline and cognitive impairment among elder residents in long-term care settings. DESIGNS A prospective cohort study. SETTINGS Two veteran homes in Taiwan. PARTICIPANTS A total of 1,248 male residents aged equal or more than 65 years. MEASUREMENTS(More)
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