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BACKGROUND To date, there has been no systematic examination of the relationship between international normalized ratio (INR) control measurements and the prediction of adverse events in patients with atrial fibrillation on oral anticoagulation. METHODS AND RESULTS We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane through January 2008 for studies of atrial(More)
OBJECTIVE For the purpose of establishing electronic health record (EHR), business-oriented health data distributed in different systems should be integrated to focus on individuals. This study is aimed at collecting health data items that are now nationally available in various health information systems, and harmonizing them by modeling and defining the(More)
BACKGROUND Long waiting times for registration to see a doctor is problematic in China, especially in tertiary hospitals. To address this issue, a web-based appointment system was developed for the Xijing hospital. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of the web-based appointment system in the registration service for outpatients. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the current status of and future plans for health informatics and related standards in China and analyze the problems raised in the process of standardization for health informatics. METHODS Data were collected through investigation and interviews, complemented by a comprehensive review of relevant literatures and regulations/law(More)
OBJECTIVE Exploring solutions for infectious disease information sharing among hospital and public health information systems is imperative to the improvement of disease surveillance and emergent response. This paper aimed at developing a method to directly transmit real-time data of notifiable infectious diseases from hospital information systems to public(More)
The study was conducted to assess the nutritional status and levels of body mass index (BMI, kg/m2) and to evaluate the geographical distribution of male youths of the Han nationality in China. In total, 60,773 male youths, aged 18-20 years, of the Han nationality, were categorized into underweight, normal-weight, overweight, and obesity according to the(More)
OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to measure the preferences for and perceived involvement in treatment decision making among Chinese patients with chronic hepatitis and to explore the factors that may influence patients' preferences. The study also aimed to analyze patients' satisfaction with decision and information provision and their(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to examine health-related quality of life (HRQoL) as measured by EQ-5D and to investigate the influence of chronic conditions and other risk factors on HRQoL based on a distributed sample located in Shaanxi Province, China. METHODS A multi-stage stratified cluster sampling method was performed to select subjects.(More)
BACKGROUND To compare the survival of Chinese cirrhotic patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) ≤ 4 cm who underwent radiofrequency ablation (RFA) alone or a combination of RFA with percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI). MATERIAL AND METHODS Retrospective analysis was performed for 681 cases with HCC ≤ 4 cm who were treated with RFA alone or RFA(More)
PURPOSE OF THE RESEARCH (i) To assess the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and analyse the potential contributing factors of HRQOL in elderly cancer patients in China; and (ii) to evaluate the possible correlation between the Medical Outcomes 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) and the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer,(More)