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Volume 48, Number 10
October 2019

Reproduced with permission from: Anonymous

“Never measure the height of a mountain until you reach the top. Then you will see how low it was.”

Dag Hammarskjold (1905 – 1961)
Swedish diplomat

Declining Stroke Mortality in Singapore and The Challenges Ahead

Stroke mortality has declined considerably in Singapore. The age-adjusted mortality rate of stroke had reduced from 20.8 to 14.1 per 100,000 patients from 2011 to 2017 (Fig....

Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Measurement Invariance of the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support in Young Psychiatric and Non-Psychiatric Asians

Social support is defined as a social resource that is associated with multiple health outcomes and mortality.1-7 Poor social support has been shown to correlate with unfavourable...

Clinical Findings of Ankylosing Spondylitis With and Without Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA)-B27 and HLA-B51

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of spondyloarthropathy, a chronic rheumatic disease that is characterised by sacroiliitis. Other than sacroiliitis, AS has various spondyloarthropathy features...

The Need for Scholarly Evaluation of Programmes Targeting Mental Health Stigma in Singapore

Stigma encompasses the various negative attitudes, cognitions and behaviours people hold/portray towards others who are experiencing mental illnesses. This results in people with mental...

From Hospital to Home: Impact of Transitional Care on Cost, Hospitalisation and Mortality

Dear Editor, The ageing population in Singapore poses a growing challenge and need to realign current health services and care management pathways to treat older adults with...

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