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A decade of data linkage in Western Australia: strategic design, applications and benefits of the WA data linkage system.
OBJECTIVES The report describes the strategic design, steps to full implementation and outcomes achieved by the Western Australian Data Linkage System (WADLS), instigated in 1995 to link up to 40Expand
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Prostate cancer: socio‐economic, geographical and private‐health insurance effects on care and survival
To examine the effects of demographic, geographical and socio‐economic factors, and the influence of private health insurance, on patterns of prostate cancer care and 3‐year survival in WesternExpand
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Determinants of Self-Reported Medicine Underuse Due to Cost: A Comparison of Seven Countries
Objectives To compare the predictors of self-reported medicine underuse due to cost across countries with different pharmaceutical subsidy systems and co-payments. Methods We analysed data from aExpand
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Pregnancy after breast cancer: population based study.
OBJECTIVES To identify women who survived breast cancer and subsequently conceived and to determine the rate of pregnancy (proportion), management, outcome of the cancer, and outcome of the firstExpand
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Hospital chart review provided more accurate comorbidity information than data from a general practitioner survey or an administrative database.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The accuracy of comorbidity data within the Western Australian Data Linkage System was evaluated by means of comparison with hospital charts and a general practitioner (GP)Expand
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Privacy-preserving record linkage on large real world datasets
Record linkage typically involves the use of dedicated linkage units who are supplied with personally identifying information to determine individuals from within and across datasets. The personallyExpand
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Study protocol: national research partnership to improve primary health care performance and outcomes for Indigenous peoples
BackgroundStrengthening primary health care is critical to reducing health inequity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. The Audit and Best practice for Chronic Disease ExtensionExpand
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Severe Psychiatric Disorders in Mid-Life and Risk of Dementia in Late-Life (Age 65-84 Years): A Population Based Case-Control Study
Objective: To examine the association of mid-life exposure to several psychiatric disorders with the development of late-life dementia. Methods: A matched case-control study using Western AustralianExpand
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Cholesteatoma in cleft lip and palate: a population-based follow-up study of children after ventilation tubes.
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To investigate the association of cleft conditions and the development of secondary cholesteatoma following middle ear ventilation tube insertion (MEVTI) in children. STUDYExpand
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Analytical Modeling and Numerical Simulation of Forces in an Endoluminal Graft
Purpose: To utilize mathematical analysis and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to investigate the forces acting within the pressurized aorta and upon a stent-graft and how these forces may affectExpand
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