Geoff Cook

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BACKGROUND Continuing medical education for referring physicians is an essential part of raising the profile of plastic surgery and improving patient care. The authors conducted a prospective cohort study to assess the educational needs of emergency and primary care physicians who refer patients to the on-call plastic surgeon. METHODS The following(More)
Teenagers and young adults are an economically critical demographic group, and they are a confronted with an array of internet social networking services just as they are forming their online information seeking and sharing habits. Using a survey of 34,514 respondents from myYearbook.com, the research reported in this paper is an inferential analysis of(More)
  • G Cook
  • 1990
This paper attempts to discuss the shape of inequalities in health in the Republic of Ireland by focusing on social class, gender and regional inequalities in health outcomes as shown in annual publications of vital statistics and in various research studies. The Republic of Ireland has a demographic profile of rapid population increase, unique in Europe.(More)
Teenagers and young adults born between 1981 and 2000 are a critical demographic group economically and are one of the first demographics presented with an array of Internet social networking services just as their online habits are forming. Based on a survey of 34,514 teen and young adult respondents, the research reported in this paper is a descriptive(More)
In this paper, we investigate opinion sharing attitudes and behaviors of 13 - 24 year olds on social media platforms. This research utilizes data from 34,514 survey respondents from users of the social media site, myYearbook. Results show that those more engaged with multiple social media platforms are more willing to share opinions, seek opinions, and act(More)
The segmental arrangement of spinal nerves in higher vertebrate embryos provides a simple system in which to study the factors that influence axon pathfinding. Developing motor and sensory axons are intimately associated with surrounding tissues that direct axon guidance. We argue that two distinct guidance mechanisms, viz. contact repulsion and(More)
BACKGROUND A national target for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) operations of 300 per million population was established by the Department of Health in 1987. Regional Health Authorities were required in 1993-1994 to achieve this target. The 1990-1991 Regional all-ages CABG rate was 239 per million population. The North Western Region planned to devolve(More)
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