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An economic evaluation of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) immunization was conducted to examine whether Hib immunization should be included in Korea's national immunization program. The costs and benefits included direct and indirect values and an estimation of the economic efficiency. We determined that a universal Hib immunization program in Korea(More)
OBJECTIVES Depression and diabetes are closely biologically and behaviorally intertwined. We examined the impact of comorbid diabetes mellitus on the incidence of serious psychiatric outcomes among patients with depression. METHODS We used claims data from the Korean Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service database of patients who were diagnosed with(More)
BACKGROUND The psychometric properties of the Korean Short Form-12 Health Survey, version 2 (SF-12 v2) have not been assessed in the general population. Therefore, the aim of our study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Korean version of the SF-12 v2 in the general population and to provide SF-12 v2 domain scores according to the general(More)
BACKGROUND A number of alternative donor options exist for patients who fail to find domestic HLA-matched donors for allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). We assessed physicians' perspectives on allo-HSCT donor selection when a matched domestic donor is not available. METHODS We administered a questionnaire survey to 55(More)
A randomized clinical trial has found that the addition of erlotinib to gemcitabine (GEM-E) for pancreatic cancer led to a modest increase in survival. The aim of this national population-based retrospective study was to compare the effectiveness of GEM-E to GEM alone for pancreatic cancer patients in real clinical practice. Patients with pancreatic cancer(More)
Griffiths and colleagues' letter and their interest in our paper (1). They raised quite an important fundamental issue regarding the cost-benefit analysis (CBA) study. In CBA study, many assumptions are needed because of the lack of baseline data, which are the main weakness of this kind of study. We also did several assumptions, which are not verified in(More)
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