Volume 41, Number 11

November 2012

No Longer Lost in Transition?

Over the past three decades, Singapore’s healthcare system has evolved into one that comprises some 35 specialties which has helped to better manage the...

Improvements in End-of-Life Care with a Protocol-based Pathway for Cancer Patients Dying in a Singapore Hospital

In 2010, there were 17,125 recorded deaths in Singapore, of which 9893 (55.3%) occurred in public sector hospitals. Singapore General Hospital (SGH) is the...

Socio-demographic and Clinical Profile of Admissions to Community Hospitals in Singapore from 1996 to 2005: A Descriptive Study

Intermediate care, a range of services facilitating step-down care from the hospital to home, has become an integral part of the healthcare system. Community...

A Novel, Minimally-Invasive Technique of Cartilage Repair in the Human Knee Using Arthroscopic Microfracture and Injections of Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Hyaluronic Acid—A Prospective Comparative Study on Safety and Short-Term Efficacy

Articular cartilage lesions can give rise to potentially crippling symptoms such as pain, swelling and decreased mobility. In addition, such lesions when left untreated...

Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication in Singapore and the Challenges Ahead

Paralytic poliomyelitis used to be a common childhood disease in Singapore. It was recognised as a major public health problem in the immediate post...