Joyce M Yates

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AIM To determine whether there has been a consistent change across countries and healthcare systems in the frequency of strabismus surgery in children over the past decade. METHODS Retrospective analysis of data on all strabismus surgery performed in NHS hospitals in England and Wales, on children aged 0-16 years between 1989 and 2000, and between 1994(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the familiarity with and stated advocacy of Healthy People 2010 objectives by member doctors of the Mississippi Chiropractic Association. METHODS Peer experts established face validity of a questionnaire regarding the Leading Health Indicators. This survey was distributed to 157 Mississippi Chiropractic(More)
AIMS/BACKGROUND Geographical variations in health care are common. There is, however, no simple explanation for why they arise. Variations in rates of ophthalmic surgery in the population aged 65 and over were investigated, with the aim of determining their cause. METHODS Routine data sources were used to obtain the 1991-2 age and sex standardised rates(More)
A statewide study to ascertain the number of ultrasound scans received by women in pregnancy, to identify the proportion having a scan at 16 to 20 weeks' gestation, and to establish where the scan at 16 to 20 weeks was performed was carried out between January, 1991 and June, 1992 in Victoria. Additional data were collected by midwives and entered on the(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this pilot novel chiropractic health education intervention was to gather preliminary evidence regarding possible benefits from recreational youth soccer and nutrition education in overweight women. A secondary purpose was to determine whether some nutrition knowledge is an independent predictor of changes in body mass index (BMI).(More)
The study was designed to assess the effectiveness of obstetric ultrasound in the diagnosis of congenital malformations and to establish its prevalence of use and timing. Statewide data were collected in 138 of the 141 obstetric hospitals in Victoria over a 12-month period during 1991-1992. Within the final cohort of 55,226 mothers providing responses, a(More)
Contrary to the procedure followed in German-speaking countries, British national health policy since the fifties has been to promote and actively effect the closure and winding up of large psychiatric hospital centres in favour of alternative structures. The present article presents a preliminary balance sheet on 39 hospitals that have been closed since(More)
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