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BACKGROUND Injury is the most common diagnostic category in the emergency unit, but no survey of epidemiological data for trauma or orthopaedic fractures has been made to date in Taiwan. A nationwide study of orthopaedic injuries is therefore necessary and would be of benefit to the Taiwanese population. METHODS A qualified dataset, provided by a(More)
Background: The epidemiology of acute orthopedic dislocations is poorly understood. A nationwide database provides a valuable resource for examining this issue in the Taiwanese population. Methods: A 6-year retrospective cohort study of 1,000,000 randomly-sampled beneficiaries from the year 2005 was used as the original population. Based on the hospitalized(More)
BACKGROUND The epidemiology of acute orthopedic dislocations is poorly understood. A nationwide database provides a valuable resource for examining this issue in the Taiwanese population. METHODS A 6-year retrospective cohort study of 1,000,000 randomly-sampled beneficiaries from the year 2005 was used as the original population. Based on the hospitalized(More)
BACKGROUND From the viewpoint of prehospital emergency medicine, a greater proportion of pelvic fractures not of a life-threatening status but combined with other injuries need more comprehensive recognition. METHODS A 12-year nationwide health database of inpatients was reviewed. All cases diagnosed as pelvic fractures were enrolled. The associated(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship between psychiatric disorders and musculoskeletal injuries is interesting but has not been investigated in depth. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective cohort study, based on a large-sample nationwide database, was performed during 2000-2005 in Taiwan. METHODS All subjects matching the inclusion criteria of psychiatric-associated(More)
BACKGROUND Almost all studies of pathologic fractures have been conducted based on patients with tumours and hospital-based data; however, in the present study, a nationwide epidemiological survey of pathologic fractures in Taiwan was performed and the medical utilization was calculated. METHODS All claimants of Taiwan's National Health Insurance (NHI)(More)
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