External Research Grants

Private Philanthropic Organisations


Donation from the Trustees of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust on a “Pilot Project on Health Support for Families of Ethnic Minority” (from 1st October 2021 to 30th September 2024)


K.S. & Feili Lo Foundation Limited


Golden Jubilee Charity Foundation



Commissioned Projects/ Consultancies


Commissioned research on COVID-19 by the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine on “Enhancing risk communication with socially marginalized groups: A study on the inclusiveness of ethnic minority in risk communications during COVID-19” (From 1st January 2022 to 31 August 2022)



Commissioned researches on COVID-19 by the HMRF of the Food and Health Bureau on

    • “Investigation of Hong Kong’s early detection, assessment and response (S-EDAR) system to the new emerging infectious disease outbreak COVID-19 (from 1st May 2020 – 30th April 2022” ;
    •  “Epidemic Intelligence and a data informed risk assessment system to inform policy decisions critical for maintaining systems control of COVID-19 in strategies to enhance recovery” (from 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2024)


Consultancy study by Social Welfare Department on

    • the Evaluation of the Pilot Scheme on Residential Care Services Voucher for the Elderly as Extended (from 28th October 2020 to 27th January 2022)
    • the Evaluation of the Extended Pilot Scheme on Support for Elderly Persons Discharged from Public Hospitals after Treatment (from 12 July 2021 – 11 March 2023)


Consultancy study on the evaluation of the Sham Shui Po District Health Centre which is a contract variation approved by the Food and Health Bureau in addition to the evaluation of Kwai Tsing District Health Centre FHB (till 31st December 2023)



Collaborative Research Fund (CRF) for 2020/21 – One-off CRF Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and Novel Infectious Disease (NID) Research Exercise was award on “Resilient PPE Supply Chains for Hong Kong Health Systems: Current and Post Covid-19 Pandemic” (from 1st March 2021 to 28 February 2023)




Patient Experience Survey



Yeoh EK, Kwon SM, Ng CW, Rampal S, Lee V, Chiew CJ, Wang WB, Hashimoto H. Technical Report on Government Response Measures to COVID-19 – Key Policy Lessons.  Accessed at https://extranet.who.int/goarn/government-response-measures-covid-19-key-policy-lessons. This report is funded by WHO Social Science Working Group and published in GOARN.

COVID-19 papers:


Wong ELY, Qiu H, Chien WT, Wong JCL, Chalise HN, Hoang HTX, Nguyen HT, Chan PKS, Wong MCS, Cheung AWL, Yeoh EK. COVID-19 Vaccine Willingness and Related Factors Among Health Care Workers in 3 Southeast Asian Jurisdictions. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Aug 1;5(8):e2228061. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.28061.

Wong ELY, Li J, Yuen S, Lai AHY, Cheung AWL, Yau PSY, Yeoh EK. Vulnerable populations during COVID-19 response: Health-related quality of life among Chinese population and its influence due to socio-demographic factors and loneliness. Front Public Health. 2022 Aug 15;10:857033. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.857033.

Wai AKC, Chan YC, Cheung AWL, Wang K, Chan SCL, Lee TTL, Luk LYF, Yip ETF, Ho JWK, Tsui OWK, Cheung KWY, Lee S, Tong CK, Yamamoto T, Rainer TH, Wong ELY. Association of Molnupiravir and Nirmatrelvir-Ritonavir with preventable mortality, hospital admissions and related avoidable healthcare system cost among high-risk patients with mild to moderate COVID-19. The Lancet Regional Health – Western Pacific (in press).

Wang K, Wong ELY, Cheung AWL, Chung VCH, Wong CHL, Dong D, Wong SYS, Yeoh EK. Impact of information framing and vaccination characteristics on parental COVID-19 vaccine acceptance for children: a discrete choice experiment. Eur J Pediatr. 2022 Sep 2:1–11. doi: 10.1007/s00431-022-04586-6.

Wang K, Ho KF, Leung LYT, Chow KM, Cheung YY, Tsang D, Lai RWM, Xu RH, Yeoh EK, Hung CT. Risk of air and surface contamination of SARS-CoV-2 in isolation wards and its relationship with patient and environmental characteristics. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2022 Aug;241:113740. doi: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2022.113740.



Cao LR, Lou JZ, Chan SY, Zheng H, Liu CQ, Zhao S, Li Q, Mok CKP, Chan RWY, Chong MKC, Wu WKK, Chen ZG, Wong ELY, Chan PKS, Zee BCY, Yeoh EK, Wang MHT. Rapid evaluation of COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness against symptomatic infection with SARS-CoV-2 variants by analysis of genetic distance. Nature Medicine 2022 (online)




Wang KL, Ho KF, Leung LYT, Chow KM, Cheung YY, Tsang D, Lai RWM, Xu RH, Yeoh EK, Hung CT. Risk of air and surface contamination of SARS-CoV-2 in isolation wards and its relationship with patient and environmental characteristics. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety Aug 2022; 241 (Accepted)




Guo ZH, Zhao S, Ryu SH, Mok CKP, Hung CT, Chong KC, Yeoh EK. Superspreading potential of infection seeded by the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron BA.1 variant in South Korea. Journal of Infection Jun 2022 (In press)




Wong CHL, Zhong CCW, Chung VCH, Nilsen P, Wong ELY, Yeoh EK. Barriers and facilitators to receiving the COVID-19 vaccination and development of theoretically-informed implementation strategies for the public: qualitative study in Hong Kong. Vaccines May 2022;10(5),764




Wong NS, Lee SS, Chan DPC, Li TCM, Ho THY, Luk FWL, Chow KM, Tso EYK, Yeoh EK, Wong SYS, Hui DSC, Lui GCY. Trajectory patterns of SARS-CoV-2 neutralising antibody response in convalescent COVID-19 patients. Communications Medicine May 2022;2:53

·         DOI: 10.1038/s43856-022-00119-2




Vickery J, Atkinson P, Lin L, Rubin O, Upshur R, Yeoh EK, Boyer C, Errett NA. Challenges to evidence-informed decision-making in the context of pandemics: qualitative study of COVID-19 policy advisor perspectives. BMJ Global Health Apr 2022;7(4):e008268




Chan SM, Chung GK, Chan YH, Chung RY, Wong H, Yeoh EK, Woo J. Resilience and coping strategies of older adults in Hong Kong during COVID-19 pandemic: a mixed methods study. BMC Geriatrics Apr 2022; 22(1):299




Hung KKC, Walline JH, Chan EYY, Huang Z, Lo ESK, Yeoh EK, Graham C. Health Service utilization in Hong Kong During the Covid-19 Pandemic – A Cross-sectional Public Survey. International Journal of Health Policy and Management Apr 2022;11(4):508-513

DOI: 10.34172/ijhpm.2020.183



Lou JZ, Zheng H, Zhao S, Cao LR, Wong ELY, Chen ZG, Chan RWY, Chong MKC, Zee BCY, Chan PKS, Yeoh EK, Wong MH. Quantifying the effect of government interventions and virus mutations on transmission advantage during COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Infection and Public Health Mar 2022;15(3):338-342




Yeung NCY, Wong ELY, Cheung AWL, Leung CSY, Yeoh EK, Wong SYS. Finding the positives from the COVID-19 pandemic: factors associated with posttraumatic growth among nurses in Hong Kong. European Journal of Psychotraumatology Feb 2022;13(1):2005346




Kwok KO, Wei WI, Ma BHM, Ip M, Cheung H, Hui E, Tang A, Mcneil EB, Wong SYS, Yeoh EK. Antibiotic use among COVID-19 patients in Hong Kong, January 2018 to March 2021. Journal of Infection Feb 2022:S0163-4453(22)00078-0 (In press)




Wong NS, Lee SS, Mitchell KM, Yeoh EK, Wang C. Impact of pre-event testing and quarantine on reducing the risk of COVID-19 epidemic rebound: a modelling study. BMC Infectious Disease Jan 2022;22(1):83




Chung GK, Chan SM, Chan YH, Woo J, Wong H, Wong SY, Yeoh EK, Marmot M, Chung RY. Socioeconomic Patterns of COVID-19 Clusters in Low-incidence City, Hong Kong. Emerging Infectious Diseases Nov 2021;27(11)

DOI: 10.3201/eid2711.204840



Chung RY, Chung GK, Chan SM, Chan YH, Wong H, Yeoh EK, Allen J, Woo J, Marmot M. Socioeconomic inequality in mental well-being associated with COVID-19 containment measures in a low-incidence Asian Globalized City. Scientific Report Nov 2021; 11(1):23161

·         DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-02342-8



Singh A, Lai AHY, Wang J, Asim S, Chan PS, Wang Z, Yeoh EK. Determinants of COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake among South Asian Ethnic Minorities in Hong Kong: Cross-sectional Web-Based Survey. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance Nov 2021;7(11):e31707

DOI: 10.2196/31707



Wong MCS, Wong ELY, Cheung AWL, Huang J, Lai CKC, Yeoh EK, Chan PKS. COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in a City with Free Choice and Sufficient Doses. Vaccines (Basel) Oct 2021;9(11):1250




Yeung NC, Wong EL, Cheung AW, Yeoh EK, Wong SY. Feeling Anxious Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: Factors Associated with Anxiety Symptoms among Nurses in Hong Kong. Frontiers in Psychology Oct 2021




Wang J, Chen Z, Guo Z, Zhao S, Huang Z, Zhuang Z, Wong EL, Zee BC, Chong MKC, Wang MH, Yeoh EK. Superspreading and heterogeneity in transmission of SARS, MERS, and COVID-19: a system review. Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal 2021;19:5039-5046




Chan SM, Chung GK, Chan YH, Woo J, Yeoh EK, Chung RY, Wong SY, Marmot M, Lee RW, Wong H. The mediating role of individual-level social capital among worries, mental health and subjective well-being among adults in Hong Kong during the COVID-19 pandemic. Current Psychology Sept 2021;1-11




Wang KL, Wong ELY, Ho KF, Cheung AWL, Chan EYY, Wong SYS, Yeoh EK. Unequal availability of workplace policy for prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 across occupations and its relationship with personal protection behaviours: a cross-sectional survey. International Journal for Equity in Health Sept 2021;20(1);200

DOI: 10.1186/s12939-021-01527-x



Chung GK, Chan SM, Chan YH, Yip TC, Ma HM, Wong GL, Chung RY, Wong H, Wong SY, Yeoh EK, Marmot M, Woo J. Differential impacts of multimorbidity on COVID-19 severity across the socioeconomic ladder in Hong Kong: a syndemic perspective. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Aug 2021;18(15):8168




Wong GLH, Yip TCF, Wong VWS, Tse YK, Hui DSC, Lee SS, Yeoh EK, Chan HLY, Lui GCY. SARS-CoV-2 Viral Persistence Based on Cycle Threshold Value and Liver Injury in Patients with COVID-19.

Open Forum Infectious Disease Apr 2021;8(6):ofab205

DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofab205



Wang JX, Yeoh EK, Yung TKC, Wong MCS, Dong D, Chen X, Chan MKY, Wong ELY, Wu YS, Gou ZH, Wang YW, Zhao S, Chong KC. Change in eating habits and physical activities before and during the COVID-19 pandemic in Hong Kong: a cross-sectional study via random telephone survey. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition Apr 2021;18(1):33




Kwok KO, Wei WI, Huang Y, Kam KM, Chan EYY, Riley S, Chan HH, Hui DSC, Wong SYS, Yeoh EK. Evolving Epidemiological Characteristics of COVID-19 in Hong Kong from January to August 2020: Retrospective Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research Apr 2021;23(4):e26645

doi: 10.2196/26645



Sun KS, Lau TSM, Yeoh EK, Chung VCH, Leung YS, Yam CHK, Hung CT. Effectiveness of different types and levels of social distancing measures: a scoping review of global evidence from early stage of COVID-19 pandemic. BMJ Open, 2022;12(4):e053938




Kwan TH, Wong NS, Yeoh EK, Lee SS. Shifts of SARS-CoV-2 exposure settings in the transmission clusters of 2 epidemic waves in Hong Kong. International Journal of Environmental Health Research Apr 2022 18;1-13




Guo Z, Zhao S, Lee SS, Mok CKP, Wong NS, Wang J, Jia, KM, Wang MH, Chow TY, Chong KC, Yeoh EK. Superspreading potential of COVID-19 outbreak seeded by Omicron variants of SARS-CoV-2 in Hong Kong. Journal of Travel Medicine Apr 2022;taac049




Wang KL, Wong ELY, Cheung AWL, Yau PSY, Chung VCH, Wong CHL, Dong D, Wong SYS, Yeoh EK. Influence of vaccination characteristics on COVID-19 vaccine acceptance among working-age people in Hong Kong, China: a discrete choice experiment. Frontier in Public Health Dec 2021;9:793533

DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.793533



Chong KC, Jia K, Lee SS, Hung CT, Wong NS, Lai FTT, Chau N, Yam CHK, Chow TY, Wei Y, Guo Z, Yeoh EK. Characterization of Unlinked Cases of COVID-19 and Implications for Contact Tracing Measures: Retrospective Analysis of Surveillance Data. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance Nov 2021;7(11):e30968

DOI: 10.2196/30968



Kwan TH, Wong NS, Yeoh EK, Lee SS. Mining relationships between transmission clusters from contact tracing data: an application for investigating COVID-19 outbreak. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association Nov 2021; 28(11):2385-2392




Wong ELY, Ho KF, Dong D, Cheung AWL, Yau PSY, Chan EYY, Yeoh EK, Chien WT, Chen FYH, Poon S, Zhang QP, Wong SYS. Compliance with Standard Precautions and Its Relationship with Views on Infection Control and Prevention Policy among Healthcare Workers during COVID-19 Pandemic. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Mar 2021;18(7):3420




Yeoh EK, Chong KC, Chiew CJ, Lee VJ, Ng CW, Hashimoto H, Kwon SM, Wang WB, Chau NNS, Yam CHK, Chow TY, Hung CT. Assessing the impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions on the transmissibility and severity of COVID-19 during the first five months in the Western Pacific Region. One Health Jan 2021;12:100213




Wang KL, Wong ELY, Ho KF, Cheung AWL, Yau PSY, Dong D, Wong SYS, Yeoh EK. Change of willingness to accept COVID-19 vaccine and reasons of vaccine hesitancy of working people at different waves of local epidemic in Hong Kong, China: repeated cross-sectional surveys. Vaccines (Basel) 2021 Jan 18;9(1):62




Wu YS, Yan X, Dong D, Chung RYN, Yeoh EK. Equitable exit strategy is required: lessons learnt from Hong Kong’s current resurgence of local outbreaks among individuals from highly deprived neighbourboods. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health Dec 2020;74(12):1080




Wang KL, Wong ELY, Ho KF, Cheung AWL, Chan EYY, Yeoh EK, Wong SYS.  Intention of nurses to accept coronavirus disease 2019 vaccination and change of intention to accept seasonal influenza vaccination during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic: a cross-sectional survey. Vaccine Oct 2020;38(45):7049-7056.




Wong ELY, Dong D, Griffiths S, Lui SF, Hung CT, Fung H, Chan EYY, Yeoh EK. What is appropriate PPE? Lessons learned from healthcare worker COVID-19 infection in Hong Kong. BMJ Jul 2020;370:m2641




Wong MCS, Wong ELY, Huang J, Cheung AWL, Law K, Chong MKC, Ng RWY, Lai CKC, Boon SS, Lau JTF, Chen Z, Chan PKS. Acceptance of the COVID-19 vaccine based on the health belief model: A population-based survey in Hong Kong. Vaccine. 2021 Jan 6:S0264-410X(20)31695-9.



Wu YS, Yan X, Zhao S, Wang JX, Ran JJ, Dong D, Wang M, Fung H, Yeoh EK, Chung RYN. Association of time to diagnosis with socioeconomic position and geographical accessibility to healthcare among symptomatic COVID-19 patients: a retrospective study in Hong Kong. Health & Place Nov 2020:66:102465 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2020.102465



Wong NS, Lee SS, Kwan TH, Yeoh EK. Settings of virus exposure and their implications in the propagation of transmission networks in a COVID-19 outbreak. The Lancet Regional Health – Western Pacific Nov 2020 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lanwpc.2020.100052



Dong D, Xu RH, Wong ELY, Hung CT, Feng D, Feng ZC, Yeoh EK, Wong SYS. Public Preference for COVID-19Vaccines in China: a Discrete Choice Experiment. Health Expectations Dec 2020;23(6):1543-1578




Wong ELY, Ho KF, Wong SYS, Cheung AWL, Yau PSY, Dong D, Yeoh EK. Views on Workplace Policies and its Impact on Health-related Quality of Life During Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic: Cross-sectional Survey of Employees. International Journal of Health Policy and Management Mar 2022;11(3):344-353




Wong ELY, Yeoh EK, Dong D. Covid-19: transforming healthcare will require collaboration and innovative policies. BMJ 2020;369:02229

DOI: 10.1136/bmj.m2229


Other papers:

Wong ELY, Poon CM, Cheung AWL, Chen FY, Yeoh EK. Relationship between patient experience and hospital readmission: system-level survey with deterministic data linkage method. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2022 Jul 21;22(1):197. doi: 10.1186/s12874-022-01677-8.



Wong ELY, Cheung AWL, Chen Z, Wong AYK, Yeung ACM, Yau PSY, Chan PKS. Molecular Epidemiology of Human Papillomavirus Infection Among Chinese Women With Cervical Cytological Abnormalities. Front Public Health. 2022 May 17;10:820517. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.820517.

Wang K, Wong ELY, Wong AY, Cheung AWK, Yeoh EK. Preference of Older Adults for Flexibility in Service and Providers in Community-Based Social Care: A Discrete Choice Experiment. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Jan 8;19(2):686. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19020686.



Wang MH, Lou J, Cao L, Zhao S, Chan RW, Chan PK, Chan MC, Chong MK, WU WK, Wei Y, Zhang H, Zee BC, Yeoh EK. Characterization of key amino acid substitutions and dynamics of the influenza virus H3N2 hemagglutinin. Journal of Infection Dec 2021;83(6):671-677

DOI: 10.1016/j.jinf.2021.09.026



Cao LR, Lou JZ, Zhao S, Chan RWY, Chan M, Wu WKK, Chong MKC, Zee BCY, Yeoh EK, Wong SYS, Chan PKS, Wang MHT. In silico prediction of influenza vaccine effectiveness by sequence analysis. Vaccine Feb 2021; 39(7):1030-1034




Lou JZ, Zhao S, Cao LR, Chong MKC, Chan RWY, Chan PKS, Zee BCY, Yeoh EK, Wang MH. Predicting the dominant influenza a serotype by quantifying mutation activities. International Journal of Infectious Disease Nov 2020;100:255-257

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijid.2020.08.053



Chong KC, Leung CC, Yew WW, Zee BCY, Tam GCH, Wang MHT, Jia KM, Chung PH, Lau SYF, Han XR, Yeoh EK. Mathematical modelling of the impact of treating latent tuberculosis infection in the elderly in a city with intermediate tuberculosis burden. Scientific Reports Mar 2019;9(1):4869




Kwok KO, Tang A, Wei VWI, Park WH, Yeoh EK, Riley S. Epidemic models of contact tracing: Systematic Review of Transmission Studies of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal Jan 2019;17:186-194





Li J, Yip BHK, Leung C, Chung W, Kwok KO, Chan EYY, Yeoh EK, Chung PH. Screening for latent and active tuberculosis infection in the elderly at admission to residential care homes: a cost-effectiveness analysis in an intermediate disease burden area. PLoS One Jan 2018;13(1):e0189531




Li J, Chung PH, Leung CLK, Nishikiori N, Chan EYY, Yeoh EK. The strategic framework of tuberculosis control and prevention in the elderly: a scoping review towards end TB targets. Infectious Diseases of Poverty Jun 2017;6(1):70




Li J, Shen X, Yeoh EK, Chung PH. Tuberculosis control programs and challenges in developed cities with intermediate disease burden: China experience. Journal of Thoracic Disease May 2017;9(5):E525-E528

DOI: 10.21037/jtd.2017.03.185



He Yaqing, Zou Linjie, Chong KC, Men Ruoting, Xu Wenbo, Yang Hong, Yau Xiangjie, Chen Long, Xian Huixia, Zhang Hailong, Lui Min, Cheng Jinquan, Ma Hanwu, Feng Qianjin, Huang Yun, Wang Yujie, Yeoh EK, Zee Benny, Zhou Yuanping, He Mingliang, Wang Haitian. Genetic Evolution of Human Enterovirus A71 Subgenotype C4 in Shenzhen, China, 1998-2013.  Journal of Infection 2016;72(6):731-737




Lai FTT, Wong ELY, Tam ZPY, Cheung AWL, Lau MC, Wu CM, Wong R, Ma HM, Yip BHK, Yeoh EK. Association of volunteer – administered home care with reduced emergency room visits and hospitalization among older adults with chronic conditions: a propensity-score-matched cohort study. International Journal of Nursing Studies Mar 2022;127:104158

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2021.104158


Zhong CCW, Wong CHL, Cheung WKW, Yeoh EK, Hung CT, Yip BHK, Wong ELY, Wong SYS, Chung CVH. Effectiveness of peri-discharge complex interventions for reducing 30-day readmissions among COPD patients: overview of systematic reviews and network meta-analysis. International Journal of Integrated Care Feb 2022;22(1):7




Wu YS, Fung H, Shum HM, Zhao S, Wong ELY, Chong KC, Hung CT, Yeoh EK. Evaluation of length of stay, care volume, in-hospital mortality, and emergency readmission rate associated with use of diagnosis-related groups for internal resource allocation in public hospitals in Hong Kong. JAMA Network Open Feb 2022;5(2):e2145685

doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.4568



Chan PS, Fang Y, Wong MC, Huang J, Wang Z, Yeoh EK. Using consolidated framework for implementation research to investigate facilitators and barriers of implementing alcohol screening and brief intervention among primary care health professionals: a systematic review. Implementation Science Nov 2021;16(1):99




Bo YC, Chang LY, Guo C, Lin CQ, Lau AKH, Tam T, Yeoh EK, Lao XQ. Associations of reduced ambient PM2.5 level with lower plasma glucose concentration and decreased risk of type 2 diabetes in adults: a longitudinal cohort study. American Journal of Epidemiology Oct 2021;190(10):2148-2157




Lai FTT, Guthrie B, Mercer SW, Smith DJ, Yip BHK, Chung GKK, Lee KP, Chung RY, Chau PYK, Wong ELY, Yeoh EK, Wong SYS. Association between antipsychotic use and acute ischemic heart disease in women but not in men: a restrospective cohort study of over one million primary care patients. BMC Medicine Nov 2020;18(1):289




Wong MCS, Huang JJ, Chan PSF, Lok VL, Leung C, Wang JX, Cheung CSK, Wong WN, Cheung NT, Ho CP, Yeoh EK. The perceptions of and factors associated with the adoption of the electronic health record sharing system among patients and physicians: cross-sectional survey. JMIR Medical Informatics 2020 May 21;8(5):e17452

doi: 10.2196/17452



Bo YC, Guo C, Lin CQ, Chang LY, Chan TC, Huang B, Lee KP, Tam T, Lau AKH, Lao XQ, Yeoh EK. Dynamic changes in long-term exposure to ambient PM2.5 and incidence of hypertension in adults: A natural experiment. Hypertension Sept 2019;74(3):669-677

DOI: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.119.13212



Bo YC, Chang LY, Guo C, Zhang ZL, Lin CQ, Chuang YC, Jiang WK, Tam T, Chan TC, Lin CY, Lau AKH, Lao XQ, Yeoh EK. Association of long-term exposure to fine particulate matter and incident dyslipidaemia: a longitudinal cohort study. Environmental Research Jun 2019;173:359-365




Wang KL, Law SCK, Wong ELY, Yeoh EK. The Relationship with Previous Use of Community-based Services and Informal Caregiver Support and Elderly and Informal Caregivers’ Views of Living Arrangement: Analysis of Official Statistics from 2004-2014. Open Journal of Nursing May 2019;9(5):494-508




Wang HL, Zhang QP, Chen FYH, Leung EYM, Wong ELY, Yeoh EK. Tensor Factorization-based Prediction with an Application to Estimating the Risk of Chronic Diseases. IEEE Intelligent Systems April 2021 (accepted)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/810556



Zhong CCW, Wong CHL, Cheung WKW, Yeoh EK, Hung CT, Yip BHK, Wong ELY, Wong SYS, Chung VCH. Peri-discharge complex interventions for reducing 30-day hospital readmissions among heart failure patients: overview of systematic reviews and network meta-analysis. Perspectives in Public Health Mar 2021;1757913920985258 (online)




Zhang HY, Wong ELY, Yeoh EK, Ma BH. Development of an explicit tool assessing potentially inappropriate medication use in Hong Kong elder patients. BMC Geriatric Feb 2021;21(1):98

doi: 10.1186/s12877-021-02024-0



Chan CY, Cheung G, Martinez-Ruiz A, Chau PYK, Wang KL, Yeoh EK, Wong ELY. Caregiving burnout of community-dwelling people with dementia in Hong Kong and New Zealand: a cross-sectional study. BMC Geriatrics April 2021;21(1):261

doi: 10.1186/s12877-021-02153-6



Fung VLH, Lai AHY, Yam CHK, Wong ELY, Griffiths SM, Yeoh EK. Healthcare vouchers for better elderly services? Input from private healthcare service providers in Hong Kong. Health & Social Care in the Community Oct 2020




Wang KL, Wong A, Wong EL, Cheung A, Yeoh EK. The Perception of Older and Other Stakeholders on Long-term Care Services with Higher Individual Autonomy: A Qualitative Study in Hong Kong and Analysis of Official Data During 2004-2014. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association Mar 2019;20(3):B34




Yeoh EK, Yam CHK, Chong KC, Chow TY, Fung VLH, Wong ELY, Griffiths SM. An evaluation of universal vouchers as a demand-side subsidy to change primary care utilization: a retrospective analysis of longitudinal services utilisation and voucher claims data from a survey cohort in Hong Kong. Health Policy Feb 2020; 124(2):189-198




Chong KC, Fung H, Yam CHK, Chau PYK, Chow TY, Zee BCY, Wong ELY, Wang MHT, Yeoh EK. Long-term effectiveness of elderly health care voucher scheme strategies: a system dynamics simulation analysis. BMC Public Health Jun 2021; 21(1):1235




Wong ELY, Cheung AWL, Xu RH, Yam CHK, Lui SF, Yeoh EK. Development and validation of a generic patient experience instrument for measuring specialist outpatient service in Hong Kong. International Journal for Quality in Health Care Dec 2019;31(10):G157-G164




Wong LY, Coulter A, Hewitson P, Cheung WL, Yam HK, Lui SF, Tam WS, Yeoh EK. Patient Experience and Satisfaction with Inpatient Service: Development of Short Form Survey Instrument Measuring the Core Aspect of Inpatient Experiences. PLoS One Apr 2015;10(4):e0122299

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122299



Wong LY, Coulter A, Cheung WL, Yam HK, Yeoh EK, Griffiths S. Validation of Inpatient Experience Questionnaire. International Journal for Quality in Health Care Sept 2013;25(4):443-451 DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzt034



Wong LY, Coulter A, Cheung WL, Yam HK, Yeoh EK, Griffiths S. Item Generation in the Development of An Inpatient Experience Questionnaire: A Qualitative Study.  BMC Health Services Research Jul 2013;13:265




Wong LY, Coulter A, Cheung WL, Yam HK, Yeoh EK, Griffiths S. Patient Experiences with Public Hospital Care: First Benchmark Survey in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Medical Journal Oct 2012;18(5):371–380




Wong LY, Leung CM, Cheung WL, Yam HK, Yeoh EK, Griffiths S.  A population-based survey using PPE-15: relationship of care aspects to patient satisfaction in Hong Kong. International Journal for Quality in Health Care Aug 2011;23(4):390-396

DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzr037



Wong YY, Chan WK, You J, Wong LY, Chung CH, Griffiths S, Yeoh EK. Patient Self-management and the Role of Pharmacists: Developing a Consensus-based Policy Framework. Hong Kong Medical Journal Jun 2011;17(S3):S16–19




Chan WK, Wong YY, Fung H, Yeoh EK. The Development of a Health Call Centre in Hong Kong: A Study on the Perceived Needs of Patients. Hong Kong Medical Journal Jun 2011; 17(3):208–216
Wong YY, Chan WK, You J, Wong LY, Yeoh EK. Patient Self-management and Pharmacist-led Patient Self-management in Hong Kong: A Focus Group Study from Different Healthcare Professionals’ Perspectives. BMC Health Services Research May 2011;11:121

DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-11-121



Wong YY, Chan WK, You HS, Wong LY, Yeoh EK. Letters to the Editor: Do medical students agree with pharmacist-led patient self-management in Hong Kong? Medical Teacher 2010:32(12):1011

DOI: 10.3109/0142159X.2010.519076



Chan WK, Fan H, Wong YY, Lam TH, Yeoh EK, Yam HK, Griffiths S; Lam SC, Congdon NG. Waiting Time for Cataract Surgery and Its Influence on Patient Attitudes. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science Aug 2009;50(8):3636-3642

DOI: 10.1167/iovs.08-3025



Chan SM, Lam LCW, Law WY, Hung SF, Chan WC, Chen EYH, Chung GKK, Chan YH, Chung RYN, Wong H, Yeoh EK, Woo J. Inequalities in psychiatric morbidity in Hong Kong and strategies for mitigation. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2022 (Accepted)




Lai FTT, Mercer SW, Guthrie B, Yip BHK, Chung GKK, Zou D, Lee KP, Chau PYK, Chung RY, Wong ELY, Yeoh EK, Wong SYS. Sociodemographic moderation of the association between depression and stroke incidence in a retrospective cohort of 0.4 million primary care recipients with hypertension. Psychological Medicine Jan 2022;52(2):283-291

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291720001920



Chung GK, Lai FTT, Yeoh EK, Chung RY. Gender-specific trends of educational inequality in diagnosed diabetes from 1999 to 2014 in Hong Kong: a serial cross-sectional study of 97,481 community-dwelling Chinese adults. Population Health Metrics Oct 2021;19(1):37

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Chung GKK, Lai FTT, Hung H, Yeoh EK, Chung RYN. Differential educational patterning of cardiometabolic risks between women and men among community-dwelling Chinese adults in Hong Kong: the mediating role of obesity. Public Health Nutrition Sept 2021;24(13):4245-4256

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Wang K, Law CK, Zhao J, Hui AY, Yip BH, Yeoh EK, Chung RY. Measuring health-related social deprivation in small areas: development of an index and examination of its association with cancer mortality. International Journal for Equity in Health Sept 2021;20(1):216

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Chung RY, Lai DCK, Hui AY, Chau PY, Wong EL, Yeoh EK, Woo J. Healthcare inequalities in emergency visits and hospitalization at the end of life: a study of 395,019 public hospital records. BMJ Supportive Palliative Care May 2021;bmjspcare-2020-002800 DOI: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2020-002800



Chung RYN, Chung GKK, Marmot M, Allen J, Chan D, Goldblatt P, Wong H, Lai E, Woo J, Yeoh EK, Wong SYS. COVID-19 related health inequality exists even in a city where disease incidence is relatively low: a telephone survey in Hong Kong. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2021 Jan 5:jech-2020-215392 (Online)




Chung GKK, Lai FTT, Chan DC, Wong H, Yeoh EK, Chung RY. Socioeconomic disadvantages over the life-course and their influence on obesity among older Hong Kong Chinese adults. European Journal of Public Health Oct 2020;30(5):1013-1018




Chung GKK, Yu RHY, Ho SSY, Woo J, Chung RY, Yeoh EK. Ho SC. Prospective association of obesity patterns with subclinical carotid plaque development in early postmenopausal Chinese women. Obesity Jul 2020;28(7):1342-1350




Chung GKK, Yu RHY, Woo J, Lai FTT, Chung RY, Yeoh EK, Ho SC. Accelerated progression of waist-to-hip ration but not body mass index associated with lower socioeconomic position: a cohort study of nonobese early postmenopausal Chinese women. The Journal of the North American Menopause Society May 2020;27(5):550-558

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Chung GKK, Lai FTT, Yeoh EK, Chung RY. Educational inequality in physician-diagnosed hypertension widened and persisted among women from 1999 to 2014 in Hong Kong. Scientific Reports Oct 2019;9(1):14361

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Chung GKK, Chung RYN, Chan DCC, Lai FTT, Wong H, Lau MKW, Wong SYS, Yeoh EK. The independent role of deprivation in abdominal obesity beyond income poverty. A population-based household survey in Chinese adults. Journal of Public Health Sept 2019:41(3):476-486




Chung RY, Lai FFF, Chung GKK, Yip BHK, Wong SYS, Yeoh EK. Socioeconomic disparity in mortality risks widened across generations during rapid economic development in Hong Kong: an age-period-cohort analysis from 1976 to 2010. Annals of Epidemiology Nov 2018;28(11):743-752

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Chong KC, Fung H, Yeoh EK. Improving Hong Kong’s Elderly Health Care Voucher Scheme: An Overview and Update. Hong Kong Medical Journal Dec 2019;25(6):494-496




Lao XQ, Deng HB, Liu X, Chan TC, Zhang Z, Chang LY, Yeoh EK, Tam T, Wong MCS, Thomas GN. Increased leisure-time physical activity associated with lower onset of diabetes in 44,828 adults with impaired fasting glucose. British Journal of Sports Medicine Jul 2019; 53(14):895-900

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Yam CHK, Wong ELY, Fung VLH, Griffiths SM, Yeoh EK. What is the long term impact of voucher scheme on primary care? Findings from a repeated cross sectional study using propensity score matching. BMC Health Service Research 2019;19(1):875

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Yeoh EK, Johnston C, Chau YK. Kiang N, Tin P, Tang J. Governance Functions to Accelerate Progress toward Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the Asia-Pacific Region. Health Systems & Reform Jan 2019; 5(1):48-58




Wong ELY, Lau JYC, Yeoh EK. Thinking intergenerationally: intergenerational solidarity, health and active aging in Hong Kong. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships Sept 2018:16(4);478-492




Lai AH, Kuang Z, Yam CH, Ayub S, Yeoh EK. Vouchers for primary healthcare services in an ageing world? The perspectives of elderly voucher recipients in Hong Kong. Health & Social Care in the Community May 2018;26(3):374-382

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Yam CHK, Wong ELY, Griffiths S, Yeoh EK. Do the public think medical regulation keep them safe? International Journal for Quality in Health Care Mar 2018:30(2);90-96




Threapleton DE, Chung RY, Wong SYS, Wong E, Kiang N, Woo J, Chung VCH, Yeoh EK. Care Toward the End of Life in Older Populations and its Implementation Facilitators and Barriers: A Scoping Review. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association Dec 2017;18(12):1000-1009.e4

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Threapleton DE, Chung RY, Wong SYS, Wong E, Chau P, Woo J, Chung VCH, Yeoh EK. Integrated care for older populations and its implementation facilitators and barriers: a rapid scoping review. International Journal for Quality in Health Care June 2017;29(3):327-334

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Chung RYN, Wong ELY, Kiang N, Chau PYK, Lau JYC, Wong SYS, Yeoh EK, Woo JW. Knowledge, Attitudes, and Preferences of Advance Decisions, End-of-Life Care, and Place of Care, and Place of Care and Death in Hong Kong. A Population-based Telephone Survey of 1067 Adults. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association April 2017; 18(4):367.e19-367.e27
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Zhou B; Su XF, Su DT, Zeng FF; Wang HT, Huang LC, Huang ES, Zhu YB, Zhao D, He DH, Zhu XH, Yeoh EK, Zhang RH, Ding GQ. Dietary intake of manganese and the risk of the metabolic syndrome in a Chinese population. British Journal of Nutrition Sept 2016; 116(5):853-863




Yam Carrie, Griffiths S, Liu S, Wong LY, Chung VCH, Yeoh EK. Medical Regulation Ten Key Trends Emerging from an International Review.  Journal of Medical Regulation 2016;102(1):16-27



Wong LY, Yeoh EK, Chau PY, Yam CH, Cheung AW, Fung H. How shall we examine and learn about public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the health sector? Realist evaluation of PPPs in Hong Kong. Social Science & Medicine Dec 2015;147:261-269




Chung CH, Ma Haixia; Lau CH, Wong SYS, Yeoh EK, Griffiths S. Views on Traditional Chinese Medicine Amongst Chinese Population: A Systematic Review of Qualitative and Quantitative Studies. Health Expectations Oct 2014;17(5):622-636

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Griffiths S, Chung CH, Yeoh EK, Wong E, Lau CH, Mok KL. Attitude Toward Traditional Chinese Medicine among Allopathic Physicians in Hong Kong.  Hong Kong Medical Journal 2012;18(S6): S27-29



Wong FYY, Chan FWK, You JHS, Wong ELY, Yeoh EK.  A consensus-based policy framework on pharmacist-led self-management using the Delphi process.  Journal of Service Science and Management Sept 2012; 5(3):223-229

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You HS, Wong YY, Chan WK, Wong LY, Yeoh EK. Public Perception on the Role of Community Pharmacists in Self-medication and Self-care in Hong Kong. BMC Clinical Pharmacology Nov 2011;11(19):1-8 DOI: 10.1186/1472-6904-11-19



Yam HK, Liu S, Huang HYO, Yeoh EK, Griffiths S. Can Vouchers Make a Difference to the Use of Private Primary Care Services by Older People? Experience from the Healthcare Reform Programme in Hong Kong. BMC Health Services Research Oct 2011;11:255

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Chung CH, Hillier S, Lau CH, Wong SYS, Yeoh EK, Griffiths S. Referral to and Attitude Towards Traditional Chinese Medicine Amongst Western Medical Doctors in Postcolonial Hong Kong. Social Science & Medicine Jan 2011;72(2):247–255

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Chung CH, Lau CH, Chan WK, You J, Wong LY, Yeoh EK, Griffiths S. Use of Chinese and Western Over-the-counter Medications in Hong Kong. Chinese Medicine Dec 2010;5:41

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Wong LY, Lam KM, Griffiths S, Chung VCH, Yeoh EK. Chinese Medicine: Its Role and Application in the Institutionalised Older People. Journal of Clinical Nursing Apr 2010;19(7-8): 1084-1093

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Chung CH, Lau CH, Yeoh EK, Griffiths S. Age, Chronic non-communicable disease and Choice of Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine Outpatient Services in a Chinese Population. BMC Health Services Research Nov 2009 17;9:207




Yam HK, Mercer S, Wong LY, Chan WK, Yeoh EK. Public and Private Healthcare Services Utilization by Non-institutional Elderly in Hong Kong: Is the Inverse Care Law Operating? Health Policy Aug 2009;91(3):229-238

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Chung CH, Lau CH, Wong MCE, Yeoh EK, Griffiths S. Perceived Quality of Communication amongst Outpatients in Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinics in a Chinese Population. Health Policy April 2009;90(1):66-72

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Li DKT, Griffiths S, Wong AHS, Yeoh EK. The Primary Care System and Health Insurance in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Practitioner, March 2008;30(1):38-42

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Lai FTT, Wong SYS, Yip BHK, Guthrie B, Mercer SW, Chung RY, Chung GKK, Chau PYK, Wong ELY, Woo J, Yeoh EK. Multimorbidity in middle age predicts more subsequent hospital admissions than in older age: A nine-year retrospective cohort study of 121,188 discharged in-patients. European Journal of Internal Medicine Mar 2019;61:103-111




Bo Y, Yeoh EK, Guo C, Zhang Z, Tam T, Chan TC, Chang LY, Lao XQ. Sleep and chronic kidney disease: a cohort study.  Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine Mar 2019;15(3)393-400




Poon CM, Wong ELY, Chau PYK, Yau SY, Yeoh EK. Management decision of hospital surge: assessing seasonal upsurge in inpatient medical bed occupancy rate among public acute hospitals in Hong Kong. QJM: An International Journal of Medicine Jan 2019;112(1):11-16




Lai FTT, Guthrie B, Wong SYS, Yip BHK, Chung GKK, Yeoh EK. Chung RY. Sex-specific intergenerational trends in morbidity burden and multimorbidity status in Hong Kong community: An age-period-cohort analysis of repeated population surveys. BMJ Open Jan 2019;9(1):e023927

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Xiao YJ, Xia JJ, Ke YB, Cheng JQ, Yuan JH, Wu S, Lv ZQ, Huang SL, Kim JH, Wong SYS, Yeoh EK, Colditz GA, Su XF. Effects of nut consumption on selected inflammatory markers: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.  Nutrition Journal Oct 2018;54:129-143




Xiao YJ, Ke YB, Wu S, Huang SL, Li SG, Lv ZQ, Yeoh EK, Lao XQ, Wong SYS, Kim JH, Golditz GA, Tamimi RM, Su XF. Association between whole grain intake and breast cancer risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. Nutrition Journal Sept 2018;17(1):87




Xiao YJ, Huang W, Peng CQ, Zhang JX, Wong C, Kim JH, Yeoh EK, Su XF. Effect of nut consumption on vascular endothelial function: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trails. Clinical Nutrition June 2018;37(3):831-839




Yeoh EK, Wong MCS, Wong WLY, Yam C, Poon CM, Chung RY, Chong M, Fang Y, Wang HHX, Liang MY, Cheung WWL, Chan CH, Zee B, Coats AJS. Benefits and limitations of implementing chronic care model (CCM) in primary care programs: a systematic review. International Journal of Cardiology May 2018;258:279-288




Liu X, Tan L, Yu ITS, Zhang Z, Wong CCY, Guo C, Ho KF, Lau APS, Yeoh EK, Lee A, Lao XQ. Household cleaning products and the risk of allergic dermatitis: a prospective cohort study with primary-school children. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV Apr 2018;32(4):624-631

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Lau JYC, Wong ELY, Chung RYN, Law SCK, Threapleton D, Kiang N, Chau P, Wong SYS, Woo J, Yeoh EK. Collaborate across silos: Perceived barriers to integration of care for the elderly from the perspectives of service providers. International Journal of Health Planning and Management April 2018;33(3):E768-E780

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Guo C, Zhang ZL, Lau AKH, Lin CQ, Chuang YC, Chan J, Jiang WK, Tam T, Yeoh EK, Chan TC, Chang LY, Lao XQ. Effect of long-term exposure to fine particulate matter on lung function decline and risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Taiwan: a longitudinal, cohort study. Lancet Planetary Health Mar 2018;2(3):e114-e125




Lao XQ, Zhang Z, Lau AK, Chan TC, Chuang YC, Chan J, Lin C, Guo C, Jiang WK, Tam T, Hoek G, Kan H, Yeoh EK, Chang LY. Exposure to ambient fine particulate matter and semen quality in Taiwan. Occupational Environmental Medicine Feb 2018;75(2):148-154

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Lao XQ, Liu X, Deng HB, Chan TC, Ho KF, Wang F, Vermeulen R, Tam T, Wong MSC, Tse La, Chang LY, Yeoh EK. Sleep Quality, Sleep Duration, and the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: A Prospective Cohort Study with 60,586 Adults. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine Jan 2018;14(1):109–117

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Zhang Z, Heok G, Chang LY, Chan TC, Guo C, Chuang YC, Chan J, Lin C, Jiang WK, Wuo Y, Vermeulen R, Yeoh EK, Tam T, Lau AKH, Griffiths S, Lao XQ. Particulate matter air pollution, physical activity and systemic inflammation in Taiwanese adults. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health Jan 2018;221(1):41-47

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Zhang Z, Guo C, Lau AKH, Chan TC, Chuang YC, Lin CQ, Jiang WK, Yeoh EK, Tam T, Woo KS, Yan B, Chang LY, Wong MCS, Lao XQ. Long-term Exposure to Fine Particulate Matter, Blood Pressure, and Incident Hypertension in Taiwanese Adults. Environmental Health Perspectives Jan 2018;126(1):017008

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Deng HB, Tam T, Zee BC, Chung RY, Su X, Jin L, Chan TC, Chang LY, Yeoh EK, Lao XQ. Short sleep duration increases metabolic impact in healthy adults: a population-based cohort study. Sleep Oct 2017;40(10):zsx130




Wong SYS, Zou D, Chung RY, Sit RW, Zhang DX, Chan D, Yeoh EK, Woo JW. Regular Source of Care for the Elderly: A Cross-National Comparative Study of Hong Kong with 11 Developed Countries. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association Sept 2017;18(9):807.e8

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Zhang Z, Chang LY, Lau KH, Chan TC, Chuang YC, Chan J, Lin CQ, Jiang WK, Dear K, Zee B, Yeoh EK, Hoek G, Tam T, Lao XQ. Satellite-based estimates of long-term exposure to fine particular matter are associated with C-reactive protein in 30,034 Taiwanese adults. International Journal of Epidemiology Aug 2017;46(4):1126-1136

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Xiao YJ, Peng CQ, Huang W, Zhang JZ, Gao Y, Kim JH, Yeoh EK, Su XF. Circulating proprotein convertase Subtilisin / Kexin type 9 (PCSK9) concentration and risk of cardiovascular events – systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies. Circulation Journal Aug 2017:81(8):1150-1157




Liu XD, Wong CC, Yu IT, Zhang ZL, Tan LX, Lau AP, Lee A, Yeoh EK, Lao XQ. Dietary patterns and the risk of rhinitis in primary school children: a prospective cohort study. Scientific Reports Mar 2017;7:44610

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Chen SQ, Wu YS, Chen Y, Zhu HD, Wang Z, Feng D, Feng ZC, Yao L, Xiang L, Wong ELY, Fung H, Yeoh EK, Liu ZY. Analysis of operation performance of general hospitals in Shenzhen, China: a super-efficiency data envelopment analysis. Lancet Oct 2016:388:57-57




Zeng FF, Wei HS, Yeoh EK, Zhang ZQ; Ren ZF, Colditz G, Tworoger S, Su XF. Inflammatory markers of CRP, IL-6, TNF-a and Soluble TNFR2 and the risk of ovarian cancer: a meta-analysis of prospective studies. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention Aug 2016; 25(8): 1231-1239




Chung YN, Mercer SW, Yip HK, Chan WC, Lai TT, Wang HX, Wong CS, Wong KM, Sit WS, Yeoh EK, Wong YS. The association between types of regular primary care and hospitalization among people with and without multimorbidity: a household survey on 25,780 Chinese. Scientific Reports July 2016;6:29758




Yam HK, Wong LY, Cheung WL, Chan WK, Wong YY, Yeoh EK. Framework and components for effective discharge planning system: a Delphi methodology.  BMC Health Services Research Nov 2012;12:396

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Wong LY, Yam HK, Chung WL, Leung CM, Chan WK, Wong YY, Yeoh EK. Barriers to effective discharge planning: a qualitative study investigating the perspectives of frontline healthcare professionals. BMC Health Services Research Sept 2011;11:242

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Chan WK, Wong YY, Yam HK, Cheung WL, Wong LY, Leung CM, Goggins W, Yeoh EK. Risk factors of hospitalization and readmission of patients with COPD in Hong Kong population: Analysis of hospital admission records. BMC Health Services Research Aug 2011;11:186

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Wong LY, Cheung WL, Leung M, Yam HK, Chan WK, Wong YY, Yeoh EK. Unplanned Readmission Rates, Length of Hospital Stay, Mortality, and Medical Costs of Ten Common Medical Conditions: A Retrospective Analysis of Hong Kong Hospital Data. BMC Health Services Research Jun 2011;11:149

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Wong LY, Yam HK, Chan WK, Cheung WL, Wong YY, Griffiths S, Yeoh EK. Perspective from Health Professionals on Delivery of Sub-acute Care in Hong Kong: A Qualitative Study in a Health System. Health Policy 2011;100(2–3):211–218

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Wong LY, Chan WK, Wong YY, Wong LY, Huen KF, Yeoh EK, Fok TF. Transition Care for Adolescents and Families with Chronic Illnesses. Journal of Adolescent Health Dec 2010; 47(6):540–546

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Yam HK, Wong LY, Chan WK, Leung CM, Wong YY, Cheung WL, Yeoh EK. Avoidable Readmission in Hong Kong – System, Clinician, Patient or Social Factor? BMC Health Services Research Nov 2010;10:311

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Yam HK, Wong LY, Chan WK, Leung M, Wong YY, Cheung WL, Yeoh EK. Measuring and Preventing Potentially Avoidable Hospital Readmissions: A Review of the Literature. Hong Kong Medical Journal Oct 2010;16(5):383–389




Chong KC, Yeoh EK, Leung CC, Lau SYF, Lam HCY, Goggins WB, Zhao S, Ran J, Mohammad KN, Chan RWY, Lai CKC, Chan PKS, Leung CSY, Chen VXY, Wang Y, Wei Y. Independent effect of weather, air pollutants, and seasonal influenza on risk of tuberculosis hospitalization: an analysis of 22-year hospital admission data. Science of the Total Environment Sept 2022;837:155711




Wang KL, Wong ELY, Lai AHY, Yam CHK, Ip EMY, Cheung AWL, Yeoh EK. Preference of caregivers on residential care homes for older persons with versus without communication problems: a discrete choice experiment. BMC Geriatric May 2022;22(1):411

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Ding H, Huang J, Deng Y, Tin SPP, Wong MC, Yeoh EK. Characteristics of participants who take up screening tests for diabetes and lipid disorders: a systematic review. BMJ Open Apr 2022;12(4):e055764

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Hung HHY, Chan EYY, Chow E, Leung SY, Lai FTT, Yeoh EK. Consumption of home-prepared meal at workplace as a predictor of glycated haemoglobin among people with type 2 diabetes in Hong Kong: a mixed-methods study. Nutrition & Diabetes Apr 2022;12(1):16

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Liang YL, Lai FTT, Kwan JLY, Chan W, Yeoh EK. Sport and recreational physical activities attenuate the predictive association of multimorbidity with increased geriatric depressive symptoms: a 14-year follow-up study of community-dwelling older adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity Apr 2022;30(2):252-260

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Lin J, Islam K, Leeder S, Huo Z, Hung CT, Yeoh EK, Gillespie J, Dong H, Askildsen JE, Liu D, Cao Q, Yip BHK, Castelli A. Integrated care for multimorbidity population in Asian countries: a  scoping review. International Journal of Integrated Care Mar 2022;22(1):22

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Mo PKH, Wong ELY, Yeung NCY, Wong SYS, Chung RY, Tong ACY, Ko CCY, Li J, Yeoh EK. Differential associations among social support, health promoting behaviors, health-related quality of life and subjective well-being in older and younger persons: a structural equation modelling approach. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes Mar 2022;20(1):38

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Wong ELY, Lau, JYC, Chau PYK, Chung RYN, Wong SYS, Woo J, Yeoh EK. Caregivers’ experience of end-of-life stage elderly patients: longitudinal qualitative interview. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Feb 2022;19(4):2101




Hung HHY, Chan EYY, Chow EYK, Chung GKK, Lai FTT, Yeoh EK. Non-skilled occupation as a risk factor of diabetes among working population: a population-based study of community-dwelling adults in Hong Kong. Health & Social Care in the Community Jan 2022;30(1):e86-e94




Wang KL, Wong ELY, Wong AYK, Cheung AWL, Yeoh EK. Preference of older adults for flexibility in service and providers in community-based social care: a discrete choice experiment. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Jan 2022;19(2):686

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Wong ELY, Tang KS, Dong D, Mo PKH, Cheung AWL, Lau JCH, Yeoh EK. Evaluation of the implementation of information system for postdischarge with the theoretical domains framework by healthcare professionals: a multistage design with qualitative inquiry and Delphi expert discussion protocol. BMJ Open Dec 2021;11(12):e046081

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Wang HL, Zhang QP, Chen FYH, Leung EYM, Wong ELY, Yeoh EK. Tensor factorization-based prediction with an application to estimate the risk of chronic diseases. IEEE Intelligent Systems Nov/Dec 2021;36(6):53-61

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Huang J, Bai Y, Ding H, Wang B, Ngai CH, Kwok KO, Wong ELY, Wong MCS, Yeoh EK. Acceptance of pneumococcal vaccination in older adults: a general population-based survey. Vaccine Nov 2021;39(47):6883-6893




Huang J, Ngai CH, Tin MS, Sun Q, Tin P, Yeoh EK, Wong MCS. Healthcare voucher scheme for screening of cardiovascular risk factors: a population-based study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Oct 2021;18(20):10844

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Kee KP, Wong SYS, Yip BHK, Wong ELY, Lai FTT, Chan D, Chau P, Luk L, Yeoh EK. How common are Chinese patients with multimorbidity involved in decision – making and having a treatment plan? A cross-sectional study. International Journal of Clinical Practice Aug 2021;75(8): e14286

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Cheung JTK, Wong SYS, Chan DCC, Zhang DX, Luk LHF, Chau PYK, Yip BHK, Lee EKP, Wong ELY, Yeoh EK. Can voucher scheme enhance primary care provision for older adults: cross-sectional study in Hong Kong. BMC Geriatric Nov 2020;20(1):442

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Shen MH, He W, Yeoh EK, Wu YS. The association between an increased reimbursement cap for chronic disease coverage and healthcare utilization in China: an interrupted time series study. Health Policy and Planning Oct 2020;35(8):1029-1038

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Wong ELY, Liao JMW, Etherton-Beer C, Baldassar L, Cheung G, Dale CM, Flo E, Husebo BS, Lay-yee R, Millard A, Peri KA, Thokala P, Wong CH, Chau PYK, Chan CY, Chung RYN, Yeoh EK. Scoping Review: Intergenerational Resource Transfer and Possible Enabling Factors. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Oct 2020;17(21):7868

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Yam CHK, Griffiths SM, Yeoh EK. What helps and hinders doctors in engaging in continuous professional development? An explanatory sequential design. PLoS ONE Aug 2020;15(8):e0237632




Li PKT, Bavanandan S, Mohamed R, Szeto CC, Wong VWS, Chow KM, Dan YY, Huang CC, Lai CL, Tanwandee T, Teo BW, Wong GLH, Yeoh EK, Iseki K, Leung CB, Park HC, Kanjanabuch T, Lu WH, Fung J, Jia JD, Kanda E, Law MC, Liu H, Loo CK, Mak SK, Lui SL, Tang HL, Wang AYM, Yu ML, Cheung M, Jadoul M. 2018 kidney disease: improving global outcomes (KDIGO) hepatitis C in chronic kidney disease guideline implementation: Asia Summit Conference Report. Kidney International Report Aug 2020;5(8):1129-1138




Chung RYN, Dong D, Chau NNS, Chau PYK, Yeoh EK, Wong ELY. Examining the gaps and issues of end-of-life care among older population through the lens of socioecological model-a multi-method qualitative study of Hong Kong. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Jul 2020;17(14):5072




Wong ELY, Kiang K, Chung RYN, Lau J, Chau PYK, Wong SYS, Woo J, Chan EYY, Yeoh EK. Quality of palliative and end-of-life care in Hong Kong: perspectives of healthcare providers. International Journal of Environmental Research Public Health Jul 2020;17(14):5130