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The suicide rate in Japan is one of the highest in the world and presents us with a considerable challenge. Demographic statistics show that the number of suicides is on the rise, and at roughly 30,000 people per year have committed suicide since 1998. Suicide trends are not only related to economic boom and bust but also to certain generations and age(More)
  • Yosuke Ooe
  • Japan-hospitals : the journal of the Japan…
  • 2012
The M9.0 great earthquake that occurred on March 11, 2011 triggered a huge tsunami on the Pacific coast in the Tohoku region and caused enormous damage, resulting in 15,854 deaths and 3,276 missing persons (as of March 1, 2012, according to the Japanese National Police Agency). Presently, inhabitants in Fukushima Prefecture continue to live as refugees(More)
  • Yosuke Ooe
  • Nihon Ronen Igakkai zasshi. Japanese journal of…
  • 2005
Prompt notification of recognition of the need for nursing is necessary for smooth application of Long-term Care Insurance Services. The Long-term Insurance Act requires notification of applicants of certification within 30 days. However, recognition of the need actually may be delayed for various reasons. To explain the influence of investigation for(More)
To improve the total safety for the biplane cerebral angiographic examination, we have developed a new three dimensional (3D) display system. By applying this system, shortening the examination time and reducing the risk of infection and embolization were achieved. We added just one graphic-workstation for 3D reconstruction to an ordinary biplane(More)
The financial condition of the Japanese health insurance system is said to be compounded with the aging of the population. The government argues that the application of IT and networking is required in order to streamline health care services while avoiding its collapse. The Internet environment has been furnished with broadband connection and multimedia in(More)
  • Yosuke Ooe
  • Japan-hospitals : the journal of the Japan…
  • 2010
An outbreak of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 occurred in May 2009 in Osaka and Kobe, Japan. We studied the prevalence of this strain of influenza in Yao City. According to the study, the frequency of temporary class closure did not vary significantly among the first to sixth grades of elementary schools; however, there was a markedly lower frequency of temporary(More)
Using the value in which the physical and mental condition of elderly persons was converted into the amount of care required time, this paper estimates the average change of physical and mental functions according to the subject's sex and independence level of primary ADL (Activities of Daily Living) over a span of 3 years. The following comparative(More)
  • Yosuke Ooe
  • Japan-hospitals : the journal of the Japan…
  • 2007
The separation rate of prescribing and dispensing in Japan has doubled to 62.3% in the 2006 fiscal year from 36.2% in the 1999 fiscal year. Although it is great that the separation rate of prescribing and dispensing has approached the level of other developed countries, is it actually convenient for the user? The greatest demerit of the application of(More)
BACKGROUND In Japan, the separation rate of institutions prescribing and dispensing medications has tripled in 10 years, and reached 46.0% in 2002. Ever since the Japanese government promoted this separation in 1998, Osaka National Hospital (ONH) has maintained an out-of-hospital prescription rate of more than 90%. To learn patients' recognition of the(More)
PURPOSES To analyze the outcomes of measures designed to decrease cerebrovascular diseases (CVDs) in Japan and to project CVD mortality trends into the 21st century based on an analysis of rates observed in the 20th century. METHODS The numbers of CVD deaths and population sizes from 1920 to 2003 (excluding 1940 to 1946) by sex, year, and 5-year age group(More)
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