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Hong Kong Medical Journal

Hong Kong Medical Journal is the official peer-reviewed publication of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine and the Hong Kong Medical Association. It is indexed in Medline/Index Medicus and Embase/Excerpta Medica, and is published bimonthly by the

Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Press

The Journal is currently circulated to all Fellows of the Academy, members of the Association and other medical institutions. It is also available to non-members on subscription.

 For more information, please visit the Journal website: http://www.hkmj.org   

 


Hong Kong Medical Journal
Hong Kong Medical Journal


Latest articles available at www.hkmj.org:

Original Articles

Piloting a partially self-financed mode of human immunodeficiency virus pre-exposure prophylaxis delivery for men who have sex with men in Hong Kong
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a key strategy for protecting people at high risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission. In Hong Kong, PrEP service is currently unavailable; therefore, SS Lee et al investigated the feasibility and acceptability of PrEP for men who have sex with men at a pilot clinic. The authors found that partially self-financed daily PrEP administered in conjunction with STI/HIV monitoring is operationally feasible and acceptable to men who have sex with men in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Med J 2019;25:Epub 9 Oct 2019

Piloting a partially self-financed mode of human immunodeficiency virus pre-exposure prophylaxis delivery for men who have sex with men in Hong Kong
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Original Articles

Epidemiology of respiratory syncytial virus infection and its effect on children with heart disease in Hong Kong: a multicentre review
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection poses a heavy disease burden on children with heart disease. However, there is no guideline in Hong Kong on RSV immunoprophylaxis for children with heart disease because of a lack of local data on RSV infection. Therefore, SH Lee et al evaluated the epidemiology and impact of RSV infection on children with heart disease in Hong Kong. The authors found that RSV infection occurs mainly in spring and summer in Hong Kong, and that it is related to meteorological conditions.

Hong Kong Med J 2019;25:Epub 9 Oct 2019

Epidemiology of respiratory syncytial virus infection and its effect on children with heart disease in Hong Kong: a multicentre review
Aggregated monthly RSV-
related hospitalisations.

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Original Articles

Prehospital electrocardiogram shortens ischaemic time in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction
KS Cheung et al investigated various components of patient delay and system delay in the management of patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in Hong Kong. Total ischaemic time should be shortened as much as possible in patients with STEMI. The authors found that prehospital 12-lead electrocardiogram significantly shortened the ischaemic time in STEMI patients before hospital admission. The authors recommend that the Hong Kong Fire Services Department acquire sufficient prehospital ECG machines to cover the whole of Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Med J 2019;25:Epub 9 Oct 2019

 
   
Healthcare for Society

Volume 25 Issue 5 Supplement 6, 2019
Hong Kong Domestic Health Spending:
Financial Years 1989/90 to 2016/17

This report presents the latest estimates of domestic health spending in Hong Kong, following the previous figures published in October 2018. It provides updated estimates of current expenditure on health for the financial years 1989/90 to 2016/17 based on the updated conceptual framework for Hong Kong Domestic Health Accounts adopted from the latest international guidelines given in A System of Health Accounts 2011.

Volume 25 Issue 5 Supplement 6, 2019


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