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Type I and Type II diabetes are chronic, non-curable diseases; meaning once a patient develops, or is diagnosed with diabetes, they will need to have treatment for life. Developing diabetes doesn't automatically mean that diabetes will always be coded for a patient, for every subsequent hospital episode post diagnosis. Diabetes can only be currently coded(More)
Neural tube defects (NTD) are major congenital anomalies that result from early disruption in the development of the brain and spinal cord. NTD are often incompatible with life and many women opt for a termination early in the pregnancy. It is widely accepted that increased folic acid intake around the time of conception is protective of NTD and Australia(More)
Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), in particular those with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) in most cases require renal replacement therapy, which includes kidney transplantation, or regular renal dialysis 1. In 2010/11, same-day renal dialysis was the most common reason for same-day acute episodes of care in both public and private Australian(More)
Key Findings The Condition Present on Admission (CPoA) variable is used to distinguish between conditions that were present on admission to an episode of care and those conditions that arose during an episode of care. The variable was introduced to the Queensland Hospital Admitted Patient Data Collection in July 2006. This report presents the results of a(More)
Trisomy 21 (or Down syndrome) is a congenital anomaly which is characterised by an excess of chromosome 21 material. It is the most common chromosomal abnormality in Queensland, having been reported at a rate of 16.2 affected fetuses per 10,000 1. Despite the public health significance of Trisomy 21, there is little recent information on the characteristics(More)
When dictating with speech recognition, most of the user's time is spent correcting errors. To decrease the burden we propose new editor functions specifically to speed up the correction process. The idea is to use a recognition confidence measure to predict which words are likely to be in error, to display that information to the user by highlighting(More)
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