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Article: Primary care of patients with sexually transmitted diseases or genitourinary symptoms in Hong Kong

TitlePrimary care of patients with sexually transmitted diseases or genitourinary symptoms in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsPrimary health care
Quality of health care
Sexually transmitted diseases
Issue Date2005
PublisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org/resources/supp.html
Citation
Hong Kong Medical Journal, 2005, v. 11 n. 4, p. 273-280 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives. To determine the adequacy of care received from general practitioners by patients with sexually transmitted diseases or genitourinary symptoms. Design. Prospective study. Setting. Hong Kong. Participants. Diagnoses and drug data obtained from logbooks submitted by doctors studying for the Diploma in Family Medicine and candidates for Fellowship examinations between 1999 and 2002. Main outcome measures. Diagnosis or symptom of a sexually transmitted disease and prescribed treatment. Results. Sexually transmitted diseases and genitourinary symptoms accounted for 1.1% of the workload of these community doctors in Hong Kong. The majority of patients were young adult males. The overall standard of treatment was inadequate: both multi-pharmacy and inappropriate treatment was common; in up to 30% of cases, doctors ignored local or international guidelines. Conclusion. Primary care doctors play an important role in the diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted diseases or genitourinary symptoms in Hong Kong. A high index of suspicion should be maintained and continuing education made available if doctors are to provide an equally high standard of care.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/132451
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.887
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.279
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dc.contributor.authorWong, WCWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, Cen_HK
dc.contributor.authorDickinson, JAen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-28T09:24:43Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-28T09:24:43Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Medical Journal, 2005, v. 11 n. 4, p. 273-280en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1024-2708en_HK
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dc.description.abstractObjectives. To determine the adequacy of care received from general practitioners by patients with sexually transmitted diseases or genitourinary symptoms. Design. Prospective study. Setting. Hong Kong. Participants. Diagnoses and drug data obtained from logbooks submitted by doctors studying for the Diploma in Family Medicine and candidates for Fellowship examinations between 1999 and 2002. Main outcome measures. Diagnosis or symptom of a sexually transmitted disease and prescribed treatment. Results. Sexually transmitted diseases and genitourinary symptoms accounted for 1.1% of the workload of these community doctors in Hong Kong. The majority of patients were young adult males. The overall standard of treatment was inadequate: both multi-pharmacy and inappropriate treatment was common; in up to 30% of cases, doctors ignored local or international guidelines. Conclusion. Primary care doctors play an important role in the diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted diseases or genitourinary symptoms in Hong Kong. A high index of suspicion should be maintained and continuing education made available if doctors are to provide an equally high standard of care.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org/resources/supp.htmlen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Medical Journalen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectPrimary health careen_HK
dc.subjectQuality of health careen_HK
dc.subjectSexually transmitted diseasesen_HK
dc.titlePrimary care of patients with sexually transmitted diseases or genitourinary symptoms in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, WCW:wongwcw@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.volume11en_HK
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