Nai-Wen Kuo

Nai-Wen Kuo
Taipei Medical University | TMU · School of Health Care Administration

Ph.D., M.P.H.

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Introduction
Nai-Wen Kuo currently works at the College of Public Health and School of Health Care Administration, Taipei Medical University. Their current project is 'Strategies and Evaluations for the Opportunities on International Cooperation of Diseases Prevention and Control, funded by Taiwan CDC'.
Education
September 1992 - June 1997
Johns Hopkins University
Field of study
  • Health Policy and Management
September 1990 - May 1992
Yale University
Field of study
  • Healthcare Administration

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Publications (32)
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Prior studies suggest a possible association between thyroid disease and the subsequent development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), although it remains inconclusive. This study aimed to evaluate the association of AMD with prior hyper-/hypothyroidism based on nationwide population-based data. We retrieved records of the study patients fr...
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Prcis: This study aims to investigate the association between primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and tinnitus. We found that tinnitus was significantly associated with preexisting POAG [adjusted odds ratio (OR)=1.298]. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between POAG and tinnitus using nationwide population-base...
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A few population-based studies have reported an association between prior age-related macular degeneration and senile dementia. No study has explored a possible link between prior macular degeneration and young-onset dementia (YOD). This case–control study aimed to evaluate the association of YOD with prior macular degeneration diagnosed in the 5-y...
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Objective This study aimed to investigate the association of prior hearing loss with land transport accidents using a nationwide population-based dataset. Design A case-control study. Study sample Data for this study were obtained from Taiwan’s National Health Insurance Dataset. We retrieved data on 2066 patients who had received a diagnosis of a...
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PurposeFew studies have explored population-based incidence rates of microtia using nationwide data. The aim of this study was to analyze the 10-year secular trends in the incidence of microtia and/or anotia in Taiwan from 2008 to 2017 using nationwide population-based data.Methods Patient data were retrieved from Taiwan’s National Health Insurance...
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With many previous studies indicating a higher prevalence of sexual problems in patients with tinnitus, the association between tinnitus and erectile dysfunction (ED) has become an interesting topic that warrants further research. In our study, we hypothesized that tinnitus may be associated with ED and aimed to further explore the relationship bet...
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Objective: This population-based study aimed to study the association between tinnitus and cervical spondylosis. Design: A case-control study. Study sample: We retrieved data from the Taiwan Longitudinal Health Insurance Database. We identified 2465 patients with tinnitus (cases) and 7395 comparison patients by propensity score matching. Multi...
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Objectives/Hypothesis This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of peripheral vestibular disorders in an Asian population of predominantly Han Chinese ethnicity. Study Design Cross‐sectional study. Methods Patients with a peripheral vertigo disorder were identified from the Taiwan Health Insurance Research Database, a database of all medical cl...
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Objectives/Hypothesis This study aimed to assess the association of prior cervical spondylosis (CS) with peripheral vertigo. Study Design Case–control study. Methods Data were retrieved from the Taiwan Longitudinal Health Insurance Database. A total of 2,570 patients who were newly diagnosed with peripheral vertigo were identified. We compared th...
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Objective: The objective of this study was to examine the impact of urban landscape from window views on quality of care for women who underwent Cesarean Section (C-section) in Taiwan. Design: The participants were randomly assigned into 46 different hospital rooms to see the effects of various window views and daylight exposure on women's recov...
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Prior studies attempted to explore the association between schizophrenia and hepatitis C virus (HCV). However, their conclusions were inconsistent. This study aimed to examine the association of schizophrenia with HCV using a population-based dataset in Taiwan. There were 6097 patients with schizophrenia and 6097 sex- and age-matched comparison pat...
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Objective: Noise-induced hearing losses (NIHL) have become more common among adolescents because of increased exposure to personal music players. Many adolescents used to listen to music by headphone. We aimed to assess whether the use of earphones has a significant effect on music-induced hearing impairment in teenage students. Method: This cross-...
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Diabetes is a known risk factor for developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Reported rates of diabetes are higher in chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis and HCC patients. However, its effects on postoperative recurrence and survival with HCC are controversial. This study offers a retrospective analysis of the impacts of diabetes on postoperative recurr...
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The objective of our study was to assess the association of hospital characteristics and diagnosis with repeated utilization of CT and MRI using the nationwide population-based Taiwan National Health Insurance database. All CT and MR examinations for all health care services-including inpatient, outpatient, and emergency services-performed during 2...
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The use and cost of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are both very high. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relation between physicians' characteristics and the CT and MRI repeated within 90 days, using a nationwide population-based data set from Taiwan's National Health Insurance system. All physicians who o...
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The aim was to study the association of surgeon age with operative outcomes for primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) in Taiwan. A total of 7427 adult patients of primary RRD who were treated by 284 ophthalmologists with scleral buckling (SB), pars plana vitrectomy (PPV), or their combination from 2002 to 2004 were identified in the Taiwa...
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Very few studies have been published on post-occupancy evaluations (POEs) in the field of healthcare. Furthermore, there is no published literature related to POE of negative-pressure isolation rooms. This is the first POE study of negative-pressure isolation rooms using a balanced scorecard approach. From the viewpoint of evidence-based design, Ta...
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We investigated the relationship between physician clinical experience and inappropriate prostate specific antigen testing using a Taiwan nationwide population based data set. We used physician age as a surrogate for general practice experience and the frequency of ordered prostate specific antigen tests as a surrogate for procedure specific experi...
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Using 8 year nationwide administrative data, this study sets out to investigate the relationship between the total number of cataract operations undertaken in Taiwan and admissions for acute primary angle closure (APAC). Monthly cataract surgery and APAC admission rates, per 100,000 of the population, were provided by 1997-2004 inpatient and outpat...
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Using nationwide population-based data from Taiwan's National Health Insurance database, we examined the association between hospitals' coronary artery bypass grafting surgery volume and 5-year major adverse cardiovascular events. We used Taiwan's National Health Insurance claims data linked to the Cause of Death file for the years approximately 19...
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To explore risk factors, such as characteristics of psychiatrist, patient and hospital at index hospitalization, associated with depressed patients who committed suicide within 3 months of discharge using a case-control design. By linking the Taiwanese nationwide mortality database and the National Health Insurance dataset, all hospitalized patient...
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This paper is intended to integrate customer experience, the characteristics of Internet and marketing theory to develop an experiential marketing framework under Internet environment. This framework not only can provide total online customer experience, it also combines marketing resources effectively and obtain the higher marketing benefits. The...
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Through literature analysis, in-depth interviews, and the application of the Delphi survey, this study explored long-term care resident priorities with regard to long-term care facility design in terms of both physical and psychological needs. This study further clarified changing trends in long-term care concepts; illustrated the impact that such...
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Objectives: Due to the continuous revolutions in the national health insurance payment system, the management of hospitals have been seeking a better strategy to cope with these changes. The purpose of this study was to explore the factors associated with strategic choices of hospitals in response to the global budget payment system. Methods: This...
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This study examined crash severity and injury patterns between helmeted and unhelmeted adolescent motorcycle riders. Among an initial population of 4,721 junior college students, 1,284 students were involved in 1,889 motorcycle crashes during a 20-month follow-up period. Crash severity was measured by both the type of collision object and the repai...
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This paper proposes an interactive customer experience framework for connecting the involvement construct's antecedents of Internet Marketing, related theories and applications of Customer Experience, E-brand and Integrated Marketing Communications. This framework not only can combine marketing resources effectively, let enterprises obtain the grea...
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Thesis (M.P.H.) - Yale University, 1992. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 59-63).
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Vita. U.M.I. no. 9832920. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Johns Hopkins University, 1998, c1997. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 206-221). Microfilm.

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