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Epidemiological determinants of spread of causal agent of severe acute respiratory syndrome in Hong Kong
Summary Background Health authorities worldwide, especially in the Asia Pacific region, are seeking effective public-healthExpand
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Catastrophic payments for health care in Asia.
Out-of-pocket (OOP) payments are the principal means of financing health care throughout much of Asia. We estimate the magnitude and distribution of OOP payments for health care in fourteen countriesExpand
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Role of ventilation in airborne transmission of infectious agents in the built environment - a multidisciplinary systematic review.
There have been few recent studies demonstrating a definitive association between the transmission of airborne infections and the ventilation of buildings. The severe acute respiratory syndromeExpand
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Epidemiology, transmission dynamics and control of SARS: the 2002-2003 epidemic.
This paper reviews current understanding of the epidemiology, transmission dynamics and control of the aetiological agent of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). We present analyses of data onExpand
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Influenza Virus in Human Exhaled Breath: An Observational Study
Background Recent studies suggest that humans exhale fine particles during tidal breathing but little is known of their composition, particularly during infection. Methodology/Principal Findings WeExpand
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Reducing the impact of the next influenza pandemic using household-based public health interventions.
Household-based public health interventions can effectively mitigate the impact of influenza pandemic, and the resources and compliance requirement are realistic and feasible.
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Who pays for health care in Asia?
We estimate the distributional incidence of health care financing in 13 Asian territories that account for 55% of the Asian population. In all territories, higher-income households contribute more toExpand
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The genesis and source of the H7N9 influenza viruses causing human infections in China
A novel H7N9 influenza A virus first detected in March 2013 has since caused more than 130 human infections in China, resulting in 40 deaths. Preliminary analyses suggest that the virus is aExpand
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The development and validation of a knowledge, attitude and behaviour questionnaire to assess undergraduate evidence‐based practice teaching and learning
Objectives  Most evidence‐based practice (EBP) educational assessment tools evaluated to date have focused on specific knowledge components or technical skills. Other important potential barriers toExpand
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The ecology of health care in Hong Kong.
To better understand the distribution of resources and health care consumption patterns in different geo-ethnic and socio-economic settings, we sought to describe the patterns of illness,Expand
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