Ioan Humphreys
Swansea University
Publications 34
#1JordanSue (Swansea University)H-Index: 31
#2Gareth I. Davies (Swansea University)H-Index: 3
Last.Ioan Humphreys (Swansea University)H-Index: 10
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Objectives To explore associations between exposure to antidepressants, their discontinuation, depression [medicated or unmediated] and preterm birth [<37 and <32 weeks], small for gestational age (SGA) [<10th and <3rd centiles], breastfeeding [any] at 6–8 weeks. Methods Design: A population-based cohort study. Setting: The Secure Anonymised Information Linkage [SAIL] databank in Wales, linking maternal primary care data with infant outcomes. Participants: 107,573, 105,331, and 38,725 infants bo...
#1Jacinta Tan (Swansea University)H-Index: 14
#2Ioan Humphreys (Swansea University)H-Index: 10
Last.Joanne C. Demmler (Swansea University)H-Index: 7
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Abstract Background Eating disorders have the highest morbidity of all mental disorders in the UK and can require admission to hospital. We aimed to provide whole system quantification of inpatient admission and general practitioner (GP) contact costs to the National Health Service (NHS) for patients with eating disorders in Wales. Methods The Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) databank contains 84% of all electronic data obtained by NHS Wales General Practices since 1990 and all NHS h...
Ioan Humphreys, Research Assistant, College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University (, describes his involvement in evaluating some exciting initiatives to improve care
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#1Ioan HumphreysH-Index: 10
#2Melanie J ThomasH-Index: 3
Last.Karen MorganH-Index: 3
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Aims: The aim of this economic analysis was to estimate the economic impact of the On the Ground Education Programme (OGEP) within one local University Health Board (UHB) in Wales. Background: The burden of managing chronic oedema can be considerable to the NHS. Developing innovative solutions to the care and management of patients with chronic oedema has the potential to deliver prudent, cost-effective and high quality care within NHS Wales. Design: The study was a pilot Evaluation of the OGEP ...
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Lymphoedema Network Wales has focused on maximising the impact of its service through the effective use of available resources to ensure high-quality and consistent care for people with lymphoedema across Wales. The aim of this evaluation was to estimate the economic impact of a national lymphoedema service on the NHS Wales budget. Work was undertaken to determine the care pathway within Lymphoedema Network Wales and develop a hypothetical ‘world without’ the service as a comparator. The four gr...
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#1Melanie J ThomasH-Index: 3
#2Karen MorganH-Index: 3
Last.Linda JenkinsH-Index: 1
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#1Ioan Humphreys (Swansea University)H-Index: 10
#2I Chestnut (Cardiff University)
Last.Deborah FitzsimmonsH-Index: 17
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#1Helen Snooks (Swansea University)H-Index: 28
#2Rebecca Anthony (Swansea University)H-Index: 7
Last.Ian Russell (Swansea University)H-Index: 43
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Study objective We aim to determine clinical and cost-effectiveness of a paramedic protocol for the care of older people who fall. Methods We undertook a cluster randomized trial in 3 UK ambulance services between March 2011 and June 2012. We included patients aged 65 years or older after an emergency call for a fall, attended by paramedics based at trial stations. Intervention paramedics could refer the patient to a community-based falls service instead of transporting the patient to the emerge...
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#1James WhiteH-Index: 15
#2Giles GreeneH-Index: 8
Last.David Lawrence FoneH-Index: 27
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Neighborhood-level interventions provide an opportunity to better understand the impact of neighborhoods on health. In 2001, the Welsh Government, United Kingdom, funded Communities First, a program of neighborhood regeneration delivered to the 100 most deprived of the 881 electoral wards in Wales. In this study, the authors examined the association between neighborhood regeneration and mental health. Information on regeneration activities in 35 intervention areas (n=4,197 subjects) and 75 contr...
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