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BACKGROUND In Singapore, subsidized primary care is provided by centralized polyclinics; since 2000, policies have allowed lower-income Singaporeans to utilize subsidies at private general-practitioner (GP) clinics. We sought to determine whether proximity to primary care, subsidised primary care, or having regular primary care associated with health(More)
BACKGROUND We sought to determine the association between chronic pain and participating in routine health screening in a low socioeconomic-status (SES) rental-flat community in Singapore. In Singapore, ≥ 85% own homes; public rental flats are reserved for those with low-income. METHODS Chronic pain was defined as pain ≥ 3 months. From 2009-2014,(More)
Image compression helps perfecting the utilization of limited storage and network resources for medical imaging. In many recent studies, H.264 video compression was deemed to be a promising option. This study was the first of its kind in studying the effect of H.264 compression on the image quality of the CT abdominal images acquired in 12-bit density(More)
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