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INTRODUCTION Centralized intake is integral to healthcare systems to support timely access to appropriate health services. The aim of this study was to develop key performance indicators (KPIs) to evaluate centralized intake systems for patients with osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS Phase 1 involved stakeholder meetings including(More)
<italic>WE is a hypertext writing environment that can be used to create both electronic and printed documents. It is intended for professionals who work within a computer network of professional workstations. Since writing is a complex mental activity that uses many different kinds of thinking, WE was designed in accord with an explicit cognitive model for(More)
MICROARRAS is an advanced full-text retrieval and analysis system. It supports fast, efficient browsing of a document's vocabulary as well as its text, recursive analytic categories, Boolean search with flexible context specifications, evaluation of arithmetic expressions, and graphical display of various numeric distributions. The system is designed to(More)
Hearing was studied audiometrically in 20 diabetic patients with peripheral neuropathy, and the results were compared with those from a group of normal, age-matched subjects. Although the patients gave no history of hearing loss or ear disease, 11 (55%) had symmetrical sensorineural hearing loss involving at least one frequency. Regression analysis(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the preparedness for phase 2/IIb/III microbicide trials at 4 clinical trial sites: Durban and Hlabisa (South Africa), Lusaka (Zambia), and Moshi (Tanzania). DESIGN A prospective cohort study was undertaken to assess site suitability for microbicide efficacy studies. Study objectives included assessing sites' ability to recruit and(More)