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Integrating mental healthcare in primary care in Singapore

Management of mental health conditions can be both resource-intensive and costly. The rigour of obtaining appointments and the long waiting time at tertiary hospitals,...

Does pulmonary metastasectomy of colorectal metastases translate to better survival? A systematic review

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the one of most common cancers worldwide. Metastatic disease occurs in approximately half of all CRC patients, in either synchronous...

Factors and experiences associated with unscheduled 30-day hospital readmission: A mixed method study

Readmission leads to a greater demand for healthcare services, especially hospital beds, and contributes to the rising healthcare costs.1,2 With estimated one-third of the...

Evolution and trends in the adoption of laparoscopic liver resection in Singapore: Analysis of 300 cases

Over the past few decades, the introduction of laparoscopic surgery has been the biggest game changer in abdominal surgery.1 However, although the first laparoscopic...

Potentially avoidable readmissions: Understanding drivers and technology-enabled solutions

Hospital admissions places high resource demands on the health system, and is a major cost-driver in Singapore and globally.1-3 Admissions have and will continue...

Laparoscopic liver resection: Global diffusion and learning curve

Laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) is being utilised with increasing frequency worldwide, as initial concerns about the safety and feasibility of LLR, such as the...

Safety and side effect profile of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination among healthcare workers: A tertiary hospital experience in Singapore

The newly emerged coronavirus virus 2019 (COVID-19) disease was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organization (WHO) on...

Strategies for a successful hepatic artery anastomosis in liver transplantation: A review of 51 cases

Liver transplantation is a life-saving procedure for patients with chronic end-stage liver disease, and selected patients with acute liver failure. While 75% of total...

Improved door-to-balloon time for primary percutaneous coronary intervention for patients conveyed via emergency ambulance service

Early reperfusion of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) has been shown to result in better outcomes,1-3 and guidelines for treatment of STEMI recommend a...

Reducing the total ischaemic time in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: Every step matters

Ischaemic heart disease (IHD) is the third leading cause of death in Singapore, accounting for 18.8% of all mortalities in 2019.1 With our ageing...

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