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The air quality management policy was introduced in Seoul and Incheon metropolitan cities in the Republic of Korea, from 2005 to 2014. Despite particulate matter concentrations decreasing after policy implementation, the consequent health benefits have not been evaluated. Therefore, we evaluated the effects of the air quality management policy on cause-specific mortality rates in Seoul and Incheon.
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Name: Environment international
This policy brief updates a RUPRI Center brief published in 20141 and documents the continued growth in system affiliation by both metropolitan and non-metropolitan hospitals.
Clinical outcomes in the surgical management of severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) have been shown to vary across different hospital institutions. The impact of safety-net burden on postoperative mor...
Historically, exception points for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) led to higher transplant rates and lower waitlist mortality compared to non-HCC candidates. As of October 2015, HCC candidates must wa...
This study examined effects of the treatment-before-deposit policy on Chinese patients' trust in physicians and perceived service quality. This study included 3313 patients recruited from 12 hospitals...
Industrialization and urbanization, as a result of rapid economic development, have led to the deterioration of water quality in many rivers in developing countries. The Kelani River in Sri Lanka prov...
To continue surveillance of coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality and morbidity in the seven county metropolitan Minneapolis/St. Paul (Twin Cities) areas.
The aim of the study is to measure the effectiveness of a pilot program in Guangxi, China to decrease mortality related to HIV. The study's proposed mechanism of decreasing mortality rate...
The investigators hypothesize that the post-hospitalized patient status is characterized by subacute and reversible metabolic and hematological changes that, if addressed and treated in a ...
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the incidence, prevalence, clinical characteristics and prognosis of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis over time in a district of Seoul, Korea...
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of mortality and disability, and by 2020, it is expected to be the third leading cause of mortality worldwide. COPD is a major...
The application of industrial management practice to systematically maintain and improve organization-wide performance. Effectiveness and success are determined and assessed by quantitative quality measures.
Participation of employees with management as a labor-management team, in decisions pertaining to the operational activities of the organization or industry.
Demographic and epidemiologic changes that have occurred in the last five decades in many developing countries and that are characterized by major growth in the number and proportion of middle-aged and elderly persons and in the frequency of the diseases that occur in these age groups. The health transition is the result of efforts to improve maternal and child health via primary care and outreach services and such efforts have been responsible for a decrease in the birth rate; reduced maternal mortality; improved preventive services; reduced infant mortality, and the increased life expectancy that defines the transition. (From Ann Intern Med 1992 Mar 15;116(6):499-504)
Thorium oxide (ThO2). A radiographic contrast agent that was used in the early 1930s through about 1954. High rates of mortality have been linked to its use and it has been shown to cause liver cancer.
Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.