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Dr. Hideo Yasunaga

Dr. Hideo Yasunaga

Department of Health Management and Policy

Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan

 

Email: yasunagah-tky@umin.ac.jp

 

Qualifications

 

2008 Ph.D., Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo (No. 16888), Chronology of Education and Employment

1994 M.D., Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo

 

Publications (Selected)

  1. Yasunaga H. Risk of Authoritarianism: Fibrinogen-transmitted Hepatitis C in Japan. Lancet 2007; 370: 2063-7.
  2. Yasunaga H, Ide H, Imamura T, Ohe K. Women’s anxieties caused by false positives in mammography screening: a contingent valuation survey. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 2007; 101 (1): 59-64.
  3. Yasunaga H, Ide H, Imamura T, Ohe K. Accuracy of economic studies on surgical site infection. Journal of Hospital Infection 2007; 65(2): 102-7.
  4. Yasunaga H, Ide H, Imamura T, Ohe K. Price disparity of percutaneous coronary intervention devices in Japan and the United States in 2006. Circulation Journal 2007; 71(7): 1128-30.
  5. Yasunaga H, Ide H, Imamura T. Current disparities in the prices of medical materials between Japan and the United States: further investigation of cardiovascular medical devices. Journal of Cardiology 2007; 49: 77-81.
  6. Imamura T, Ide H, Yasunaga H. History of public health crises in Japan. Journal of Public Health Policy 2007; 28(2): 221-37.
  7. Ide H, Yasunaga H, Imamura T, Ohe K. Price differences between Japan and the US for medical materials and how to reduce them. Health Policy 2007; 82(1): 71-7.
  8. Yasunaga H. Willingness to pay for mass screening for prostate cancer: a contingent valuation survey. International Journal of Urology 2008; 15: 102-5.
  9. Yasunaga H, Imamura T, Yamaki S, Endo H. Computerizing Medical Records in Japan. International Journal of Medical Infomatics 2008; 77: 708-713.
  10. Yasunaga H, Yanaihara H, Fuji K, Matsuyama Y, Deguchi N, Ohe K. Influence of Hospital and Surgeon Volumes on Operative Time, Blood Loss, and Perioperative Complications in Radical Nephrectomy. International Journal of Urology 2008; 15(8): 688-693.
  11. Yasunaga H. The Catastrophic Collapse of Morale among Hospital Physicians in Japan. Risk Management and Healthcare Policy 2008; 1: 1-6.
  12. Yasunaga H. Legal intervention against medical accidents in Japan. Risk Management and Healthcare Policy 2008; 1: 39-42.
  13. Yasunaga H, Matsuyama Y, Ohe K, The Japan Neurosurgical Society. Risk-Adjusted Analyses of the Effects of Hospital and Surgeon Volumes on Postoperative Complications and the Modified Rankin Scale After Clipping of Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms in Japan. Neurologia Medico-Chirurgica 2008; 48: 531-8.
  14. Imamura T, Yasunaga H. Economic evaluation of prostate cancer screening with prostate-specific antigen. International Journal of Urology 2008; 15(4): 285–288.
  15. Katsumura Y, Yasunaga H, Imamura T, Ohe K, Oyama H. Relationship between risk information on total colonoscopy and patient preferences for colorectal cancer screening options: Analysis using the Analytic Hierarchy Process. BMC health services research 2008; 8: 106.
  16. Yasunaga H. Who wants cancer screening with PET: a contingent valuation survey in Japan. European Journal of Radiology 2009; 70: 190–194.
  17. Yasunaga H, Tsuchiya K, Matsuyama Y, Ohe K High-volume surgeons in regard to reductions in operating time, blood loss, and postoperative complications for total hip arthroplasty. Journal of Orthopaedic Science 2009; 14(1): 3-9.
  18. Yasunaga H, Tsuchiya K, Matsuyama Y, Ohe K. Analysis of factors affecting operating time, postoperative complications, and length of stay for total knee arthroplasty: nationwide web-based survey. Journal of Orthopaedic Science 2009; 14(1): 10-16.
  19. Yasunaga H, Nishii O, Hirai Y, Ochiai K, Matsuyama Y, Ohe K Impact of Surgeon and Hospital Volumes on Short-Term Postoperative Complications after Radical Hysterectomy for Cervical Cancer. The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research 2009; 35(4): 699-705.
  20. Yasunaga H, Matsuyama Y, Ohe K, The Japan Surgical Society. Effects of hospital and surgeon case-volumes on postoperative complications and length of stay after esophagectomy in Japan. Surgery Today 2009; 39: 566-571.
  21. Yasunaga H, Matsuyama Y, Ohe K, The Japan Surgical Society. Volume-Outcome Relationship in Rectal Cancer Surgery: a New Perspective. Surgery Today 2009; 39: 663–668.
  22. Yasunaga H, Matsuyama Y, Ohe K, The Japan Surgical Society. Effects of hospital and surgeon volumes on operating times, postoperative complications, and length of stay following laparoscopic colectomy Surgery Today 2009; 39: 955–961.
  23. Hayashida K, Imanaka Y, Otsubo T, Kuwabara K, Koichi B Ishikawa, Fushimi K, Hashimoto H, Yasunaga H, Horiguchi H, Anan M, Fujimori K,Ikeda S, Matsuda S. Development and analysis of a nationwide cost database of acute-care hospitals in Japan. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 2009; 15(4): 626-33.
  24. Ide H, Koike S, Kodama T, Yasunaga H, Imamura T. The distribution and transitions of physicians in Japan: a 1974–2004 retrospective cohort study. Human Resources for Health 2009; 7: 73.
  25. Ide H, Yasunaga H, Kodama T, Koike S, Taketani Y, Imamura T. The Dynamics of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in Japan: A Retrospective Cohort Model using the Nationwide Survey of Physicians data. The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research 2009; 35(4): 761-766.
  26. Ide H, Yasunaga H, Koike S, Kodama T, Igarashi T, Imamura T. Shortage of Pediatricians in Japan: a Longitudinal Analysis Using Physicians' Survey Data. Pediatrics International 2009; 51(5): 645-9.
  27. Koike S, Yasunaga H, Matsumoto S, Ide H, Kodama T, Imamura T. A future estimate of physician distribution in hospitals and clinics in Japan. Health Policy 2009; 92: 244-249.
  28. Koike S, Matsumoto S, Kodama T, Ide H, Yasunaga H, Imamura T. Estimation of Future Physician Supply by Specialty and the Distribution Impact of Increasing Female Physicians in Japan: Future Estimation. BMC Health Service Research 2009; 9:180.
  29. Yasunaga H, Yanaihara H, Fuji K, Horiguchi H, Hashimoto H, Matsuda S. Impact of hospital volume on postoperative complications and in-hospital mortality following renal surgery: data from the Japanese diagnosis procedure combination database. Urology 2010; 76: 548–552.
  30. Yasunaga H, Horiguchi H, Kuwabara K, Hashimoto H, Matsuda S. Clinical features of Bowel Anisakiasis in Japan. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2010; 83: 104-105.
  31. Yasunaga H, Shi Y, Takeuchi M, Horiguchi H, Hashimoto H, Matsuda S, Ohe K. Measles-related Hospitalizations and Complications in Japan, 2007-2008. Intern Med 2010; 49: 1965-1970.
  32. Yasunaga H, Horiguchi H, Tanabe S, Akahane M, Ogawa T, Koike S, Imamura T. Collaborative effects of bystander-initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation and prehospital advanced cardiac life support by physicians on survival of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a nationwide population-based observational study. Crit Care 2010; 14(6): R199.
  33. Koike S, Ide H, Yasunaga H, Kodama T, Matsumoto S, Imamura T. Postgraduate training and career choices: an analysis of the National Physicians Survey in Japan. Medical Education 2010, 44: 289-297.
  34. Koike S, Kodama T, Matsumoto S, Ide H, Yasunaga H, Imamura T. Retention rate of physicians in public health administration agencies and their career paths in Japan. BMC Health Services Research 2010; 10: 101.
  35. Koike S, Matsumoto S, Kodama T, Ide H, Yasunaga H, Imamura T. Specialty choice and physicians’ career paths in Japan: An analysis of National Physician Survey data from 1996 to 2006. Health Policy 2010; 98: 236-244.
  36. Kuwabara K, Matsuda S, Imanaka Y, Fushimi K, Hashimoto H, Ishikawa KB, Horiguchi H, Hayashida K, Fujimori K, Ikeda S, Yasunaga H. Injury Severity Score, resource use, and outcome for trauma patients within a Japanese administrative database. The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection and Critical Care 2010; 68(2): 463-70.
  37. Ide H, Koike S, Yasunaga H, Kodama T, Ohe K, Imamura T. Long-term Career Transition in the Surgical Workforce of Japan: A Retrospective Cohort Study Using the Nationwide Survey of Physicians Data from 1972 to 2006. World J Surg 2010; 34(8): 1748-1755.
  38. Kadono Y, Yasunaga H, Horiguchi H, Hashimoto H, Matsuda S, Tanaka S, Nakamura K. Statistics in orthopaedic surgery 2006-2007: Data from the Japanese Diagnosis Procedure Combination (DPC) database. J Ortho Sci 2010; 15: 162-70.
  39. Horiguchi H, Yasunaga H, Hashimoto H, Matsuda S. Impact of drug-eluting stents on treatment option mix for coronary artery disease in Japan. Circ J 2010; 74(8): 1635-1643.
  40. Matsui H, Hashimoto H, Horiguchi H, Yasunaga H, Matsuda S. An exploration of the association between very early rehabilitation and outcome for the patients with acute ischaemic stroke in Japan: a nationwide retrospective cohort survey. BMC Health Services Research 2010; 10: 213.
  41. Yasunaga H, Horiguchi H, Kuwabara K, Hashimoto H, Matsuda S. Venomous. Snake Bites in Japan. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2011; 84(1): 135-136.
  42. Yasunaga H, Horiguchi H, Kuwabara K, Hashimoto H, Matsuda S. Delay in Tetracycline Treatment Increases the Risk of Complications in Tsutsugamushi Disease. Intern Med 2011; 50(1): 37-42.