Volume 38, Number 6

June 2009

Health Services Research: Why it Matters to Health Policy Makers and Clinicians

In Singapore, there appears to be a recent unprecedented flurry of interest in health services research (HSR), a fairly distinct and recognisable activity, within...

Venous Thromboembolism at the National Healthcare Group, Singapore

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a potentially fatal disease which includes deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). About 30% of patients with VTE...

Understanding of Diabetes Mellitus and Health-preventive Behaviour Among Singaporeans

The prevalence of diabetes mellitus is reaching epidemic levels worldwide.1,2 The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that the number of people with diabetes mellitus...

Effects of Survey Mode on Results of a Patient Satisfaction Survey at the Observation Unit of an Acute Care Hospital in Singapore

Surveys are tools originally built around the social sciences, and which have found their way to the health disciplines. Medical specialties have explored the...

Evaluating User Satisfaction with an Electronic Prescription System in a Primary Care Group

Electronic prescribing has been proposed as an important strategy to reduce medication errors,1 improve the quality of patient care2 and create savings in healthcare...