Narelle Grayson

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BACKGROUND Currently, about one-third of infants born after assisted reproductive technology (ART) worldwide are twins or triplets. This study compared the inpatient birth-admission costs of singleton and multiple gestation ART deliveries to non-ART deliveries. METHODS A cohort of 5005 mothers and 5886 infants conceived following ART treatment were(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether remoteness category of residence of Indigenous women affects the perinatal outcomes of their newborn infants. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS A population-based study of 35 240 mothers identified as Indigenous and their 35 658 babies included in the National Perinatal Data Collection in 2001-2004. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Australian(More)
OBJECTIVE Death certificates provide an invaluable source for cancer mortality statistics; however, this value can only be realised if accurate, quantitative data can be extracted from certificates--an aim hampered by both the volume and variable nature of certificates written in natural language. This paper proposes an automatic classification system for(More)
BACKGROUND Cancer monitoring and prevention relies on the critical aspect of timely notification of cancer cases. However, the abstraction and classification of cancer from the free-text of pathology reports and other relevant documents, such as death certificates, exist as complex and time-consuming activities. AIMS In this paper, approaches for the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) on the automatic cancer classification of pathology reports. METHOD Scanned images of pathology reports were converted to electronic free-text using a commercial OCR system. A state-of-the-art cancer classification system, the Medical Text Extraction (MEDTEX) system, was used to(More)
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The timely notification of cancer cases is crucial for cancer monitoring and prevention. However, the abstraction and classification of cancer from the free-text of pathology reports and other relevant documents, such as death certificates, are complex and time-consuming activities. In this paper we investigate approaches for the automatic detection of(More)
In this paper, trends in hospital service provision are measured using data on the numbers and nature of hospitals, on hospital expenditure and on hospital activity over recent years. The number of public acute care hospitals was fairly stable, however, bed numbers decreased. Hospital numbers rose for private hospitals, as did numbers of beds, particularly(More)
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