Associate Professor Ding Yew Yoong

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Dr Ding Yew Yoong
Associate Professor
Dr Ding is a senior consultant geriatrician with the Department of Geriatric Medicine and Institute of Geriatrics & Active Ageing (IGA) at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He is also a joint faculty at the Ministry of Health's Geriatric Education & Research Institute (GERI), and a visiting consultant at the National Healthcare Group Health Services & Outcome Research (HSOR) unit. He studied public health at the University of Queensland and research methodology at the London School of Economics. He completed an NMRC research fellowship in health services research at the VA Bedford Centre for Health Quality, Outcomes & Economic Research (CHQOER) and Boston University School of Public Health, as well as a HMDP fellowship at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) in Toronto. He conducts and collaborates on research on health and health care for older people. Dr Ding’s substantive areas of research include frailty, geriatric syndromes, and models of geriatric care, while his methodological interests lie in causal inference, programme evaluation, and structural equation modelling.

Research focus
Dr Ding’s research has a substantive focus on ageing and geriatric medicine, and includes frailty, geriatric syndromes, and models of geriatric care. In addition, the methodological focus of his work is on risk adjustment, causal inference, longitudinal studies, programme evaluation, and structural equation modelling.

Key publications
1. Ding YY. Risk adjustment: Towards achieving meaningful comparisons of health outcomes in the real world. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2009;38:552-558.
2. Abisheganaden J, Ding YY, Chong WF, Heng BH, Lim TK. Predicting mortality among older adults hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia: an enhanced CURB score compared with pneumonia severity index. Respirology 2012;17:969-75.
3. Ding YY, Abisheganaden J, Chong WF, Heng BH, Lim TK. Effectiveness of acute geriatric units in the real world: The case of short-term mortality among seniors hospitalized for pneumonia. Geriatr Gerontol Int 2013;13:55-62.
4. Lam CY, Tay L, Chan M, Ding YY, Chong MS. Prospective observational study of delirium recovery trajectories and associated short-term outcomes in older adults admitted to a specialized delirium unit. J Am Geriatr Soc 2014;62:1649-1657.
5. Ding YY, Sun Y, Tay JC, Chong WF. Short-term outcomes of seniors aged 80 years and older with acute illness: Hospitalist care by geriatricians and other internists compared. J Hosp Med 2014;9(10):634-639.
6. Tan WS, Ding YY, Wu CX, Heng BH. Effects of a Population-Based Diabetes Management Program in Singapore. Am J Manag Care 2014;20(9):e388-e398.
7. Chong MS, Tay L, Ismail NH, Tan CH, Yew S, Yeo A, Ye R, Leung B, Ding YY. The case for stage-specific frailty interventions spanning community aging to cognitive impairment.  JAMDA 2015; 16(11): 1003.e13-1003.e.
8. Tay L, Ding YY, Leung BP, Ismail NH, Yeo A, Yew S, Tay KS, Tan CH, Chong MS. Sex-specific differences in risk factors for sarcopenia amongst community-dwelling older adults. Age (Dordr) 2015;37:121.
9. Ding YY, Kader B, Christiansen CL, Berlowitz DR. Hemoglobin Level and Hospital Mortality Among ICU Patients With Cardiac Disease Who Received Transfusions. J Am Coll Cardiol 2015; 66:2510–8.
10. Chong MS, Tay L, Chan M, Lim WS, Ye R, Tan EK, Ding YY. Prospective longitudinal study of frailty transitions in a community-dwelling cohort of older adults with cognitive impairment BMC Geriatrics 2015;15:175.
11. Ding YY. Developing physical frailty specifications for investigation of frailty pathways in older people. Age (Dordr) 2016:38:47.