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PURPOSE A pilot drug utilization review (DUR) program was initiated by the Korean government, which provided safety information in real-time at the stage of prescribing and dispensing. This study aimed to compare the "physician/pharmacist Co-DUR" system and the traditional "pharmacist-only DUR" system. METHODS Data collected during a DUR pilot program(More)
BACKGROUND Hypoglycemia is a very serious complication in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and affects the economic burden of treatment. This study aims to create models of the cost of treating hypoglycemia in patients with T2DM based upon physician estimates of medical resource usage. METHODS Using a literature review and personal advice(More)
This study examined the effects of nutrition support team (NST) services on nutrition supply type and patient outcomes in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a general hospital in South Korea. We retrospectively analyzed hospital records of patients who received either parenteral or enteral nutrition support during their ICU stays in the second half of NST(More)
The mortality and progression rates in osteosarcoma differ depending on the presence of metastasis. A decision model would be useful for estimating long-term effectiveness of treatment with limited clinical trial data. The aim of this study was to explore the lifetime effectiveness of the addition of mifamurtide to chemotherapy for patients with metastatic(More)
OBJECTIVES This study investigates the prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) by gender and socio-economic characteristics. It also explores the differences in the employment status between RA patients and the general population without RA in Korea. METHODS We analyzed data from the Fourth Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES(More)
INTRODUCTION This study investigates the prevalence of dementia in patients with and without schizophrenia, with a particular focus on age-specific and sex-specific differences. METHODS We conducted a population-based study using the National Health Insurance claims database from 2010 to 2013. Using a 10:1 matching ratio, 248,919 patients without(More)
PURPOSES This study aimed to measure utilities, which are quantitative terms incorporating preferences, for various health states of epilepsy with partial seizure in the general population in South Korea. It also aimed to find socio-demographic characteristics associated with the utility scores. METHODS Utility scores using Time Trade-Off (TTO), Visual(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the hypothesis that the relationship between obesity and the risk of suicidal behaviour would differ according to sex and age. SETTING Data from the 2007-2012 Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) were used. PARTICIPANTS 36 211 adults with body mass index (BMI) data were included and the mean age was(More)
BACKGROUND Insufficient social security combined with family structure changes has resulted in a poverty of the elderly. The objective of this study was to examine an association of living arrangements of the elderly with chronic disease prevalence and prescription drug use. METHODS 2008 Korea Health Panel Survey (KHPS) data were used in this study.(More)
In the absence of long-term clinical trials that compare mifamurtide plus chemotherapy versus chemotherapy only for treatment of osteosarcoma, decision analysis is a useful tool that helps to determine the optimal treatment strategy. We analyzed the differences between mifamurtide plus chemotherapy versus chemotherapy only by using modeling to determine the(More)