K. F. Lam

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OBJECTIVE There are increasing expectations on primary care doctors to care for patients with common mental health problems. This study examines the outcomes of a postgraduate training course in psychological medicine for primary care doctors. METHODS A questionnaire developed by the research team was sent to the Course graduates (year 2003-2007). A(More)
It is well known that statistics using cumulative data are insensitive to changes. World Health Organization (WHO) estimates of fatality rates are of the above type, which may not be able to reflect the latest changes in fatality due to treatment or government policy in a timely fashion. Here, the authors propose an estimate of a real-time fatality rate(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about sex knowledge, attitudes, and high-risk sexual behaviors among unmarried youth in Hong Kong. It is of public health importance to investigate this topic to inform sex education, policymaking, and prevention and intervention programs. METHODS Based on the Youth Sexuality Survey conducted by Hong Kong Family Planning(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the factors influencing doctors' job satisfaction and morale in China, in the context of the ongoing health system reforms and the deteriorating doctor-patient relationship. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey using self-completion questionnaires. STUDY SETTING The survey was conducted from March to May 2012 among doctors at the(More)
Medical and public health research often involve the analysis of count data that exhibit a substantially large proportion of zeros, such as the number of heart attacks and the number of days of missed primary activities in a given period. A zero-inflated Poisson regression model, which hypothesizes a two-point heterogeneity in the population characterized(More)
BACKGROUND There are increasing expectations on primary care doctors to shoulder a bigger share of care for patients with common dermatological problems in the community. This study examined the learning outcomes of a short postgraduate course in dermatology for primary care doctors. METHODS A self-reported questionnaire developed by the research team was(More)