Marjorie C. Johnston

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In clinical practice, research, and increasingly health surveillance, planning and costing, there is a need for high quality information to determine comorbidity information about patients. Electronic, routinely collected healthcare data is capturing increasing amounts of clinical information as part of routine care. The aim of this study was to assess the(More)
BACKGROUND Findings from physical disease resilience research may be used to develop approaches to reduce the burden of disease. However, there is no consensus on the definition and measurement of resilience in the context of physical disease. OBJECTIVE The aim was to summarize the range of definitions of physical disease resilience and the approaches(More)
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with extra-articular features (ExRA) and other co-morbidities. The aim of this study is to quantify their relative contribution to quality of life (QOL) in patients with RA. A consecutive series of 114 ambulatory RA patients aged between 40 and 65 years were assessed by a research nurse on a single occasion.(More)
AIMS To examine the distribution of the costs of alcohol misuse across Scotland in 2009/2010, in relation to deprivation. METHODS A cost of illness approach was used. Alcohol-related harmful effects were assessed for inclusion using a literature review. This was based upon the following categories: direct healthcare costs, intangible health costs, social(More)
BACKGROUND The Charlson index is a widely used measure of comorbidity. The objective was to compare Charlson index scores calculated using administrative data to those calculated using case-note review (CNR) in relation to all-cause mortality and initiation of renal replacement therapy (RRT) in the Grampian Laboratory Outcomes Mortality and Morbidity Study(More)
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