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Tsung-Hsueh Lu, MD, MPH is a senior lecturer in the Department of Public Health and an Associate Physician of the Department of Family Medicine of Chung Shan Medical and Dental College Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan.
Dr Lu reported a series of studies on the accuracy of cause-of-death statistics and community diagnosis with a different mortality index. These studies indicated that the problem of injury in Taiwan is very serious, and he then became involved in studying injury epidemiology. After doing some basic mortality studies of injuries in Taiwan, he is now studying the relationship between police traffic casualty data and cause-of-death data. He is optimistic that the establishment of a linkage data bank will provide more information about the circumstances of fatal traffic injuries. He is also planning to set up an injury surveillance system in Taiwan.
He is currently studying for a doctoral degree at the Institute of Health Policy and Management of National Taiwan University. The topic for his dissertation is the social inequality of health and political economy of health with a special interest in injury.
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