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Article: Family medicine training in Hong Kong: Similarities and differences between family and non-family doctors

TitleFamily medicine training in Hong Kong: Similarities and differences between family and non-family doctors
家庭醫生與非家庭醫生對於香港家庭醫學專科培訓所持意見的異同
Authors
KeywordsClinical competence
Family practice
Health services
Primary health care
Quality of health care
Issue Date2011
PublisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org/resources/supp.html
Citation
Hong Kong Medical Journal, 2011, v. 17 n. 1, p. 47-53 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: To study the local medical profession's opinions on the training requirements for the specialty of family medicine. This was to serve as a reference for future planning of the health care system. Design: Cross-sectional study. Participants and Setting: All registered doctors in Hong Kong. Main outcome measures: Doctors' ratings on the importance of vocational training, professional assessment, job nature, and experience to become suitably qualified as a family doctor, and their opinions on the length of necessary vocational training. Results: A total of 2310 doctors (23% of doctors in the local register) responded. Professional assessment was mostly agreed as a qualification, followed by vocational training, clinical experience, and job nature. Over 70% agreed on a training period of 4 years or less. Non-family doctors were more likely to opt for professional assessment as the qualification and also opt for a longer training period. Conclusion: Vocational training was considered important as a qualification for the specialty of family medicine. The length of training was mostly agreed to be 4 years or less, not the 6 years currently required by the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine. The vocational training programme for family medicine might require reexamination.
目的: 探討本地醫生對家庭醫學專科培訓的意見,以作將來規劃醫療體制的參考。 設計: 橫斷面研究。 參與者及安排: 香港所有註冊醫生。 主要結果測量: 醫生對以下幾方面的評價:職業培訓的重要性、專業評核、工作性質和成為家庭醫生所需經驗,以及他們對於職業培訓所需年期的意見。 結果: 共2310位醫生完成問卷,佔本地醫生23%。最多醫生同意專業評核應為資格認可的因素,其他依次為職業培訓、臨床經驗及工作性質。七成以上受訪醫生認為培訓期應為四年或以下。非家庭醫生大多選擇專業評核作為資格認可的因素,他們亦傾向較長的培訓期。 結論: 職業培訓被認為是獲得家庭醫學專科資格的重要因素。大多數醫生認為培訓期應為四年或以下,而非香港醫學專科學院現時所訂立的六年期。因此,現時家庭醫學的職業培訓計劃或有檢討的需要。
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/134430
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.887
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.279
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dc.contributor.authorLam, TPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, KFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLi, DKTen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYip, KCen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-17T09:20:24Z-
dc.date.available2011-06-17T09:20:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Medical Journal, 2011, v. 17 n. 1, p. 47-53en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1024-2708en_HK
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dc.description.abstractObjective: To study the local medical profession's opinions on the training requirements for the specialty of family medicine. This was to serve as a reference for future planning of the health care system. Design: Cross-sectional study. Participants and Setting: All registered doctors in Hong Kong. Main outcome measures: Doctors' ratings on the importance of vocational training, professional assessment, job nature, and experience to become suitably qualified as a family doctor, and their opinions on the length of necessary vocational training. Results: A total of 2310 doctors (23% of doctors in the local register) responded. Professional assessment was mostly agreed as a qualification, followed by vocational training, clinical experience, and job nature. Over 70% agreed on a training period of 4 years or less. Non-family doctors were more likely to opt for professional assessment as the qualification and also opt for a longer training period. Conclusion: Vocational training was considered important as a qualification for the specialty of family medicine. The length of training was mostly agreed to be 4 years or less, not the 6 years currently required by the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine. The vocational training programme for family medicine might require reexamination.en_HK
dc.description.abstract目的: 探討本地醫生對家庭醫學專科培訓的意見,以作將來規劃醫療體制的參考。 設計: 橫斷面研究。 參與者及安排: 香港所有註冊醫生。 主要結果測量: 醫生對以下幾方面的評價:職業培訓的重要性、專業評核、工作性質和成為家庭醫生所需經驗,以及他們對於職業培訓所需年期的意見。 結果: 共2310位醫生完成問卷,佔本地醫生23%。最多醫生同意專業評核應為資格認可的因素,其他依次為職業培訓、臨床經驗及工作性質。七成以上受訪醫生認為培訓期應為四年或以下。非家庭醫生大多選擇專業評核作為資格認可的因素,他們亦傾向較長的培訓期。 結論: 職業培訓被認為是獲得家庭醫學專科資格的重要因素。大多數醫生認為培訓期應為四年或以下,而非香港醫學專科學院現時所訂立的六年期。因此,現時家庭醫學的職業培訓計劃或有檢討的需要。-
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.rightsHong Kong Medical Journal. Copyright © Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Press.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectClinical competenceen_HK
dc.subjectFamily practiceen_HK
dc.subjectHealth servicesen_HK
dc.subjectPrimary health careen_HK
dc.subjectQuality of health careen_HK
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studies-
dc.subject.meshFamily Practice - education-
dc.subject.meshHong Kong-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.titleFamily medicine training in Hong Kong: Similarities and differences between family and non-family doctorsen_HK
dc.title家庭醫生與非家庭醫生對於香港家庭醫學專科培訓所持意見的異同-
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