NCCR Bulletin -1- 2010
- Message from Director-General of Health Malaysia
- A study on patient satisfaction in Traditional and Complementary Medicine Units
- Review on the use of magnet for pain management
- Four major recent outcome trials in cardiovascular medicine -
four important contributions from Malaysia
- National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau Compliance Monitoring Programme
for Good Laboratory Practice
- National Medical Research Register (NMRR) – Why the need to register?
- Feasibility study on population based colorectal cancer screening in Malaysia
- Applying CUSUM to assess surgical performance
In this issue we cover two separate studies on satisfaction levels. Results from the first article suggested that almost all patients were satisfied with the services provided in traditional and complementary medicine units in public hospitals. The second study which was on colorectal cancer screening found significant variation in the acceptance levels of different screening approaches. We also include a thought-provoking review on Malaysia’s involvements in major cardiovascular trials and their clinical significance. Finally, we highlight the superiority of cumulative sum (CUSUM) compared to conventional methods of assessing surgical performance. This research paper which analysed the performance of four cataract surgeons in Malaysia is the British Journal of Ophthalmology’s Editor’s choice article for April 2010.
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