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Effect of Patient Experience on Bypassing a Primary Care Gatekeeper: a Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study in Japan
BackgroundTo discuss how best to implement the gatekeeping functionality of primary care; identifying the factors that cause patients to bypass their primary care gatekeepers when seeking care shouldExpand
Gatekeeping function of primary care physicians under Japan’s free-access system: a prospective open cohort study involving 14 isolated islands
Abstract Background Gatekeeping is important for strong primary care and cost containment. Under Japan’s free-access system, patients can access any medical institution without referral, which makesExpand
Radioactive Cs in the Severely Contaminated Soils Near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
Radioactive Cs isotopes (137Cs, t1/2 = 30.07 y and 134Cs, t1/2 = 2.062 y) occur in severely contaminated soils within a few km of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant at concentrations thatExpand
Arbuscular mycorrhizal colonization increases phosphorus uptake and growth of corn in a white clover living mulch system
White clover (Trifolium repens L.) living mulch, a cover crop cultivation system, has been shown to improve phosphorus (P) nutrition and increase the yield and arbuscular mycorrhizal colonizationExpand
Evaluation of feeding value of forage soybean silage as a substitute for wheat bran in sheep.
Twelve sheep were used in a 3 × 3 Latin square design to evaluate the effect of substituting wheat bran with forage soybean silage in the diet on apparent digestibility and nitrogen balance. ForageExpand
Organic cultivation system of corn–triticale rotation using white clover living mulch
We conducted an on-farm experiment to establish corn–triticale rotational cropping system for producing organic forage, using white clover living mulch (LM). A 2-ha experimental field has beenExpand
Ultrastructure of the Large Vascular Bundles in the Leaves of Rice Plant
Ultrastructure of the large vascular bundles in expanded and folded leaves of rice plants were observed by an electron microscope, and the results were compared with those of the small vascularExpand