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BACKGROUND To evaluate the effects of a large population-based patient empowerment programme (PEP) on clinical outcomes and health service utilization rates in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients in the primary care setting. RESEARCH DESIGN AND SUBJECTS A stratified random sample of 1,141 patients with T2DM enrolled to PEP between March and September(More)
BACKGROUND Blunt abdominal trauma (BAT) is a diagnostic challenge to the emergency physician (EP). The introduction of bedside ultrasound provides another diagnostic tool for the EP to detect intra-abdominal injuries. AIMS To evaluate the performance of EP in a local emergency department in Hong Kong to perform the 'focused abdominal sonography for(More)
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