Delia V Hendrie

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OBJECTIVE To establish the hospital cost and three-month, post-hospital community and personal costs associated with older adults discharged to the community after a fall. The timing, incidence and the determinants of these costs to the various sectors were also examined. METHODS Patients who attended the Emergency. Department of a teaching hospital in(More)
OBJECTIVE To increase seat belt restraint use in Guangzhou City, People's Republic of China. DESIGN Comparison group pre-test, post-test design. SETTING Guangzhou City. INTERVENTIONS Interventions to increase the prevalence of seat belt use in high-income countries (enhanced training and enforcement practices along with raising of public awareness)(More)
Restorative home-care services, or re-ablement home-care services as they are now known in the UK, aim to assist older individuals who are experiencing difficulties in everyday living to optimise their functioning and reduce their need for ongoing home care. Until recently, the effectiveness of restorative home-care services had only been investigated in(More)
OBJECTIVE Weight gain may follow altered eating habits and decreased physical activity in couples beginning to live together. Mutual support and willingness to accept changes in lifestyle at this stage may facilitate positive responses to health promotion. We aimed to compare the effects of a diet and physical activity program in couples using a randomized(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine whether hospital patients with cancer who were identified as Indigenous were as likely to receive surgery for the cancer as non-Indigenous patients. DESIGN, SETTING AND PATIENTS Epidemiological survey of all Western Australian (WA) patients who had a cancer registration in the state-based WA Record Linkage Project that mentioned(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the health system costs associated with falls in older adults who had attended an emergency department (ED) in Western Australia. The data relating to the ED presentations and hospital admissions were obtained from population-based hospital administrative records for 2001-2002. The type of other health services (eg,(More)
PURPOSE Our aim was to examine current cataract surgery practice and the methods of chemoprophylaxis used in Australia and New Zealand, and to determine if these factors were related to self-reported incidence rates of postoperative endophthalmitis. METHODS All Fellows and trainees of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists were(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate the incidence and sequelae of Haemophilus influenzae type b disease (Hib) in the Australian population, and to evaluate the costs and outcomes of a vaccination program using the vaccine PRP-OMP at two, four and 12 months. DESIGN The evaluation was based on a decision analytic model developed by Merck Sharp and Dohme (Australia) Pty(More)
OBJECTIVE The effects of demographic, locational and socio-economic disadvantage, and the influence of private health care on five-year mortality rates in patients with lung cancer or after breast cancer surgery in Western Australia were examined. METHODS The Western Australian Record Linkage Project was used to extract all hospital morbidity, cancer and(More)
The aim of the study was to use state-wide health administrative data to assess the incidence, temporal trends, and external cause of burn injury-related hospital admissions and mortality in Western Australia from 1983 to 2008. Linked hospital morbidity and death data for all persons hospitalized with an index burn injury in Western Australia for the period(More)