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This study employs Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) to determine technical efficiency using skilled nursing facilities in the United States, using a 10% national sample of 324 skilled nursing facilities stratified by ownership and size cluster groupings. Results show that nonprofit and for-profit firms operate using significantly different modes of(More)
BACKGROUND In Taiwan, distributions of body composition are usually generated for children, adolescent, and middle-aged groups. This study describes three anthropometric measures (i.e., height, weight, and body mass index [BMI]) of elderly persons in Taiwan. METHODS The data was derived from a prospective cross-sectional, population-based geriatric survey(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE During the last decade, health-related quality of life (HRQOL) has been recognized as a principal outcome measure for total hip replacement (THR). However, most THR outcome studies in Taiwan have limited their assessments to the areas of pain relief and physical function. This study examined the effects of THR on quality of life. (More)
The study investigated the Taiwanese elderly in two different ethnic groups (Paiwan and Min-Nan) regarding their multifunctional status. The purpose was to make known and compare the subjective and objective health status of these two groups. The results for the objective measurements indicated that an elderly Paiwanese had 2.74 kinds of diseases on(More)
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