Rachael Elizabeth Moorin

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the lifetime risk of first-time incident pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgery with the intention of updating previous risk estimates that have been based on members of managed-care populations. METHODS Age-specific incidence rates of first-time prolapse surgery between 1981 and 2005 were calculated based on 44,728-incident cases.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate new variables in prostate pathology reporting including, the per cent of Gleason patterns 4 and/or 5 (% 4/5), presence or absence of intraductal carcinoma of the prostate (IDCP), tumour volume and the prostatic zone of tumour origin as predictors of post-radical-prostatectomy (RP) biochemical recurrence (BCR). To develop an optimal(More)
PURPOSE The central zone of the prostate gland is a region rarely associated with carcinoma. To our knowledge central zone tumors have not previously been compared to carcinoma originating in the peripheral or transition zone of the prostate gland. MATERIALS AND METHODS All 2,010 radical prostatectomy cases seen at our institution from October 1998 to(More)
Three hypotheses have been advanced to predict changes in population health in countries experiencing low birth and death rates, and increasing expectation of life. Determining which of these best accounts for changing patterns of illness and death is an important step in understanding both the public health and economic impacts of health interventions in(More)
BACKGROUND The Australian Private Health Insurance Incentive (PHII) policy reforms implemented in 1997-2000 increased PHI membership in Australia by 50%. Given the higher rate of obstetric interventions in privately insured patients, the reforms may have led to an increase in surgical deliveries and deliveries with longer hospital stays. We aimed to(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to investigate groups of patients with a relatively homogenous health status to evaluate the degree to which use of the Australian hospital system is affected by socio-economic status, locational accessibility to services and patient payment classification. METHOD Records of all deaths occurring in Western Australia from 1997(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to explore patterns of health expenditure for in-patient care in the last 3 years of life so as to understand how age and time to death contribute to health-care expenditure. METHOD Records of all deaths occurring in Western Australia from 1997 to 2000 inclusive were extracted from the WA mortality register and linked to(More)
OBJECTIVES Controversy persists over the relationships between health care expenditure, time-to-death and age, undermining attempts to generate convincing predictions for policy. This paper explores the relationships between time-to-death (TTD), age and health care expenditure for Australian Medicare-funded, out-of-hospital services in the last five years(More)
The main aim of the study was to evaluate the distributive utilisation of services provided by the Cancer Council of Western Australia according to age, social disadvantage and geographic location. Results were used to determine if social justice principles in terms of service provision were upheld. Cross-sectional study design to evaluate utilisation of(More)
BACKGROUND Developing countries are poorly equipped for health issues related to ageing populations making multimorbidity challenging. As in Vietnam the focus tends to be on single conditions. Hence little is known about burden of multimorbidity. This study aimed to examine the prevalence and the determinants of multimorbidity among older people in Southern(More)