Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care
How can we improve the health and primary care services for people from low-income families?
Can the routine measurement of patients’ health-related quality of life improve the quality of medical care?

Major Research Areas

Health-related quality of life (HRQOL):
Validation and standardisation of assessment instruments as outcome measures; quality of life of patients with chronic diseases, application in cost-effectiveness analysis. Cross-cultural validation and adaptation of HRQOL and psychometric measures.

Medical education:
Undergraduate and postgraduate medical education research with a combined qualitative and quantitative approach.

Primary care:
Diagnosis and management of common health problems; mental health and mental health services.

Primary healthcare services research and health equity:
Evaluation of outcome and quality of care, new model of care, multidisciplinary team care and service utilisation, health equity and health for marginalised groups.

Departmental Postgraduate Admission Advisor
Professor T.P. Lam
Tel: 2518 5657
Fax: 2814 7475

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